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    Does the acquisition of Arm give NVIDIA the keys to autonomous driving?
    US-based NVIDIA’s announced agreement to acquire UK-based Arm from SoftBank is a significant development for automotive electronics. Arm brings CPU intellectual property (IP) expertise that has enabled low-powered, embedded solutions, and NVIDIA’s graphics processing unit (GPU) IP expertise has ...
    Mainland China’s mobility service market to drive demand for autonomous driving technology
    Since the first autonomous car competition organized by the US Department of Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) in 2004, the United States has been at the center stage of autonomous driving. Alphabet’s Google Self-Driving Car Project, which later became an independent company called Waymo, w...
    14-Aug-2020 Insights Technology Trends Pinned
    Ford, Argo AI start deploying fourth-generation autonomous driving test vehicles in US
    Ford and Argo AI have started deploying fourth generation autonomous driving vehicles, built on the Escape Hybrid platform, in testing in the United States, the automaker said in a blog on Medium. The new generation autonomous vehicle features the latest advancements in sensing and computing te...
    21-Oct-2020 News New Products
    Ford recalls 3,487 vehicles in North America to update powertrain control module
    Ford has issued a recall of 3,487 vehicles in North America to update powertrain control module, the automaker announced in a press release on 19 October 2020. This action affects 2,903 vehicles in the United States and federal territories and 584 in Canada. Affected vehicles were built at Valencia ...
    20-Oct-2020 News Recalls
    Ford partners with multiple EV charging companies in Europe
    Ford has partnered with six electric vehicle (EV) charging station operators for Ford Connected Wallbox installation services in Europe, the company announced in a press release on 9 October. Ford is offering its all-electric and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) customers an optional Ford Connected Wallbox. Th...
    Suppliers to the new Ford Kuga
    The third-generation Ford Kuga is assembled at Ford's facility in Valencia, Spain. According to IHS Markit production forecasts, output of the new generation Ford Kuga from the plant is expected to peak in 2021 at over 151,000 units. If you would like your company included in this featur...
    Canada to invest USD443 million in new Ford EV plant in Ontario
    Canada has announced that it will invest CAD590 million (USD43 million) in Ford’s electric vehicle (EV) plant in Ontario, according to a press release on Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s official website on 8 October. This project, valued at USD1.8 billion, will include federal and provi...
    Ford recalls 2,251 vehicles in Canada over braking issue
    Ford has issued a recall of 2,251 vehicles in Canada over braking issue, according to a recall notice on the Transport Canada website on 24 September. The recall affects model year (MY) 2020 Ford Mustang vehicles. This recall only affects cars with an automatic transmission. Significance: In the ...
    07-Oct-2020 News Recalls
    Ford recalls 9,600 vehicles in US over issue with axle assembly
    Ford is recalling nearly 9,600 vehicles in the United States over issue with axle assembly, according to a recall notice on the website of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The recall involves certain model year (MY) 2019 Ford Super Duty F-250 and F-350 heavy-duty pickup tr...
    06-Oct-2020 News Recalls
    Ford recalls 701,114 vehicles in North America to replace rearview camera
    Ford Motor Company is issuing a safety compliance recall in North America affecting 701,114 vehicles over an issue with rearview camera operation, the automaker announced in a press release on 30 September. The recall involves certain model year (MY) 2020 Ford Edge, Escape, Expedition, and Expl...
    01-Oct-2020 News Recalls
    Auto China 2020: Ford debuts Mustang Mach-E electric SUV in mainland China
    On 26 September, Ford debuted its Mustang Mach-E electric SUV at the Auto China 2020, currently being held in Beijing, China, the US-based automaker said in a press release last week. The company will commercially launch the first all-electric SUV in the Chinese market in 2021. Ford said its Must...
    30-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Ford F-150 gets 430 hp full hybrid powertrain
    American carmaker Ford has announced that the new Ford F-150 pickup truck will have a full hybrid powertrain option. According to a press release issued by Ford on 29 September, this new vehicle will be driven by a 3.5L PowerBoost full hybrid powertrain that produces 430 hp and a peak torque fi...
    30-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Ford to invest USD1.35 billion in Canada to manufacture BEVs
    American car maker Ford has announced that it plans to invest CAD1.8 billion (approximately USD1.35 billion) in Canada to build fully battery electric vehicles (BEVs). According to a press release issued by Ford on 29 September, this investment is part of a new globally competitive national labor ag...
    29-Sep-2020 News Investments
    Ford recalls nearly 38,000 Mustang in US to replace brake pedal bracket assembly
    Ford is recalling approximately 38,000 Mustang in the United States to replace brake pedal bracket assembly, according to a report by Car.com citing the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The recall covers certain MY 2020 Ford Mustang coupes equipped with automatic transmissions. Ford w...
    28-Sep-2020 News Recalls
    Visteon supplies all-new digital cluster for MY 2021 Ford F-150
    Visteon Corporation has announced that it will be supplying a new digital cluster for model year (MY) 2021 Ford F-150 vehicle, a company press release on 9 September read. The new 12.4-inch digital cluster enhances in-car user experience and prioritizes safety and connectivity. The system’s sof...
    Ford commences F-150 production, invests USD700 million in Rouge Complex in US
    American carmaker Ford has announced the start of production of the newest version of its pickup truck, the F-150. According to a press release issued by Ford on 17 September, manufacturing of this vehicle will happen at the Dearborn-based Rouge Center. This new vehicle is scheduled to go on sale in...
    18-Sep-2020 News Investments
    Ford to offer Remote Vehicle Setup for Mustang Mach-E EV
    Ford has announced that customers of the Mustang Mach-E electric vehicle (EV) will be able to set destinations, find nearby charging stations, change cabin temperature settings and input commute schedules from their homes with the help of Remote Vehicle Setup, a company press release on 4 September ...
    07-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Ford’s next-gen SYNC system uses machine learning to offer smart suggestions
    Ford has announced that the next-generation SYNC system will use machine learning to offer suggestions to drivers based on previous activities, a company press release read on 4 September. It will use conversational speech recognition, internet search results and machine learning intelligence to ...
    07-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Ford collaborates with Metromile to offer connected vehicle owners with personalized car insurance
    Ford has announced a collaboration with Metromile to provide connected vehicle owners with personalized car insurance, a company press release read on 3 September. Vehicles with built-in connectivity can connect to Metromile which will then securely count miles driven directly from the vehicle’...
    Ford, Bosch, Bedrock partner for automated parking project in the US
    Ford, in partnership with automotive supplier Bosch and real-estate firm Bedrock, has launched a demonstration project for automated valet parking inside Bedrock’s Assembly Garage in Detroit, Michigan, the United States, the automaker said in a press release on 26 August. The project will demonstr...
    Ford recalls 528 vehicles in North America over issue with front seatback panels
    Ford has issued a safety recall for 528 Ford Explorer and Lincoln Aviator vehicles in North America, the automaker said in a press release on 25 August 2020. The recall involves model year (MY) 2020 Explorer and Lincoln Aviator vehicles, affecting 491 vehicles in the United States and federal territ...
    26-Aug-2020 News Recalls
    Ford-led consortium trials data-driven predictive road safety tool in London
    Ford has announced that it is leading a consortium tasked with developing an innovative predictive road safety tool using data from connected vehicles and intelligent roadside sensors, the American carmaker said in a press release on 20 August. Ford Mobility is working with Oxfordshire County Cou...
    Ford's SYNC 4 system adopts new INRIX technology for parking spot, gas station
    Ford has announced that its infotainment system SYNC 4 will adopt INRIX’S services for parking and fuel, a company press release read on 20 August. INRIX’s solution will help Ford drivers find, compare, and navigate to available parking spaces and search for the lowest fuel prices and drive to t...
    Ford recalls 558,610 vehicles in North America to replace the front brake jounce hoses
    Ford has issued a safety recall in North America affecting 558,610 vehicles over issue with front brake jounce hoses, the automaker announced in a press release on 12 August 2020. The recall covers certain model year (MY) 2015–18 Ford Edge and 2016–18 Lincoln MKX vehicles, affecting 488,594 vehi...
    13-Aug-2020 News Recalls
    Borgwarner to supply its integrated drive module for Ford Mustang Mach-E
    BorgWarner is set to supply its integrated drive module (iDM) to Ford for its all-electric sport utility vehicle (SUV) Mustang Mach-E, the company announced in a press release on 5 August. The iDM is being supplied to power the Mustang Mach-E’s rear-wheel drive (RWD) and all-wheel-drive (AWD) conf...
    Ford to install 750 EV charging points at Cologne plant in Germany
    Ford is installing 750 electric vehicle (EV) charging points at its Cologne factory premises in Niehl and Merkenich in Germany, the company announced in a press release on 29 July. In the first phase, 328 charging stations will be built within the plant by the end of 2020. The construction of all 75...
    Telenav to supply hybrid navigation solution for out of network coverage in Ford’s F-150, Bronco
    Ford has announced that Telenav will supply hybrid navigation software and services for out-of-network coverage for the new F-150 and Bronco models, a company press release read on 29 July. The hybrid navigation solution stores maps and continues routing even when drivers are out of cell coverage an...
    BorgWarner delivers electric drive module to three automakers in mainland China
    BorgWarner has started delivering its electric drive module (eDM) to three automakers, JMC-Ford, AIWAYS, and Leading Ideal (Li), in mainland China, the company announced in a press release on 22 July. BorgWarner’s eDM will be equipped in JMC-Ford Territory, the AIWAYS U5 sports utility vehicle (SU...
    Ford recalls 24,584 vehicles in North America over issue with seat wiring harness
    Ford has issued a safety recall in North America affecting 24,584 vehicles over an issue with seat wiring harness, the automaker said in a press release on 21 July. The recall covers certain model year (MY) 2016–20 Lincoln MKX and Nautilus vehicles with 16-way power seats. The recall involves 19,2...
    22-Jul-2020 News Recalls
    Ford, Mobileye collaborate to offer better camera-based collision avoidance solutions
    Ford and Mobileye have expanded their collaboration to offer more-efficient collision avoidance solutions in Ford’s global vehicle lineup, the two companies said in a joint press release on 20 July. As part of the collaboration, Mobileye will offer its EyeQ sensing technology to support the US aut...
    Automatic transmission vehicles increasing in popularity in Europe, says Ford
    New sales data from American car maker Ford has revealed that an increasing number of car buyers in Europe are purchasing vehicles equipped with automatic gearboxes. According to a press release issued by Ford of Europe on 13 July, the number of cars and vans with an automatic transmission sold by F...
    LANXESS supplies highly integrated plastic-metal composite bolster for Ford Kuga SUV
    LANXESS is supplying its polyamide 6 ‘Durethan BKV30H2.0EF’ for seat bolster of the Ford Kuga sport utility vehicle (SUV), the German specialty chemicals company said in a press release on 15 July. The seat bolster of the SUV features Durethan BKV30H2.0EF glass fiber reinforced polyamide (PA) as...
    Ford to conduct V2I functional test in Changsha city, China
    Ford will conduct a vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) functional test on in Changsha city, China, the OEM announced in a press release on 6 July. Ford will collaborate with Hunan Xiangjiang Intelligent Technology Innovation Center to test the road-coordinated functions on the designated intelligent co...
    Geotab announces integrated telematics solution for Ford vehicles in certain European countries
    Geotab has developed an integrated solution for Ford vehicles in certain European countries, including the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Spain, and Italy, the company said in a press release on 7 July. Following the integration, Ford Data Services will be able to transfer data from vehicles ...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Ford could shut assembly plants in US due to engine supply shortage from Mexico
    Ford could shut down some of its factories in the United States next week due to potential shortage in engines sourced from its Chihuahua plant in Mexico, Reuters reported on 9 July, citing US ambassador to Mexico Christopher Landau. The US automaker has not been able to produce required number of e...
    10-Jul-2020 News COVID-19
    Ford to start offering geofencing system for PHEVs
    With the awareness of how air quality can affect health, American carmaker Ford is using geofencing in its commercial vehicles to operate in zero-emission pure-electric driving mode in sensitive areas. According to a press statement issued by Ford Europe on 6 ...
    09-Jul-2020 News New Products
    Ford partners with HERE Technologies to enable safe hands-free driving
    HERE Technologies has announced that Ford has chosen its platform for safe hands-free driving in the United States and Canada, a company press release read on 1 July. Ford will be able to create a map informing drivers the possibility of Active Drive Assist for hands-free driving across 100,000 mile...
    Ford picks TomTom to provide real-time traffic service for next-gen SYNC connected vehicle technology
    Ford has picked mapmaker TomTom in a multiyear deal to provide real-time traffic service for the next-generation SYNC connected vehicle system, the American automaker said in a press release on 2 July. The F-150 pickup and the all-electric Mustang Mach-E SUV will be the first vehicles to access the ...
    Ford launches new F-150 with hybrid powertrain and hands-free driving
    American carmaker Ford has launched the newest version of its F-150 pickup truck. According a press release issued by Ford on 25 June, the company has equipped this vehicle with a 3.5L PowerBoost full hybrid V6 engine that is coupled with a 35-kW (47 bhp) electric motor, which is powered by a 1...
    29-Jun-2020 News New Products
    Ford ties up with Newlab to develop solutions related to connectivity, autonomy and electrification
    Ford Motor Company has tied up with Newlab to develop transportation solutions related to connectivity, autonomy, and electrification, the American automaker said in a press release on 25 June. Ford’s Michigan Central area will be an open platform for partnerships to create and test mobility so...
    Model year 2021 Ford F-150 to feature SiriusXM's audio entertainment platform 360L
    SiriusXM has announced that its newest and most advanced audio entertainment platform SiriusXM with 360L will make its Ford debut in the 2021 F-150, according to a company press release on 26 June. SiriusXM with 360L will be available on all future Ford models with its SYNC 4 infotainment system. ...
    Ford launches Focus with 48-V mild-hybrid powertrain
    American carmaker Ford has launched its Focus hatchback with a 48-V mild-hybrid powertrain option in Europe. According to a press release issued by Ford on 22 June, the company has stated that the new Ford Focus will be driven by a 1.0L EcoBoost Hybrid engine that delivers 153 bhp. Ford clai...
    25-Jun-2020 News New Products
    Ford makes certain connected car services complimentary in Europe
    Ford has made a variety of connected vehicle services free for its European market, the automaker said in a press release on 23 June. The services will allow drivers to control and monitor certain important features in their cars from their smartphone. The features can be accessed through the For...
    Ford to offer ‘Intelligent Range’ predictor feature in Mustang Mach-E
    Ford will offer its ‘Intelligent Range’ predictor feature in its upcoming all-electric sport utility vehicle (SUV), Mustang Mach-E, the company announced in a press release on 19 June. The new Intelligent Range feature accurately predicts how much range drivers have using past driving behavior, ...
    22-Jun-2020 News New Products
    Ford Co-Pilot360 adds ‘Active Drive Assist’ to enable hands-free driving in US, Canada
    Ford has expanded its offering under its Ford Co-Pilot360 suit of driver-assistance systems by adding a new ‘Active Drive Assist’ feature, which allows for hands-free driving on divided highways, the US automaker said in a press release on 18 June. The new technology is the next evolution of int...
    19-Jun-2020 News New Products
    Ford announces new charging offer for Mustang-E customers
    Ford is offering new owners of the Mustang Mach-E electric vehicles (EV) in the United States 250.0 kWh of free charging via Electrify America’s DC fast-charging stations using the FordPass charging network, the automaker said in a press release on 15 June 2020. Ford’s upcoming battery-electric ...
    Ford to recall 2.15 million vehicles in US for potentially faulty door latches
    Ford is recalling around 2.15 million vehicles in the United States over potentially faulty door latches, Reuters reported on 10 June. The recall affects certain model year (MY) 2011–15 Ford Fiesta, C-Max, Focus, Mustang, Fusion, Escape, Transit Connect, Lincoln MKZ, and MKC vehicles. Significa...
    11-Jun-2020 News Recalls
    Ford launches new Escape plug-in hybrid SUV
    American car maker Ford has announced the launch of its new Escape plug-in hybrid (PHEV) SUV. In a press release issued by Ford on 8 June, the company stated that the new Escape plug-in hybrid is part of Ford’s investment of more than USD11.5 billion in electrified vehicles. Powering this new S...
    10-Jun-2020 News New Products
    Ford launches Fiesta van with mild hybrid technology
    American carmaker Ford has added an electrified powertrain option to its Fiesta van lineup. According to a press statement issued by Ford on 8 June, the company has launched a new variant of the Ford Fiesta van with the EcoBoost mild hybrid powertrain. This new option will be available to order f...
    10-Jun-2020 News New Products
    Ford introduces 10-speed automatic transmission for Transit models
    American automotive OEM Ford has announced a new 10-speed automatic transmission designed for use in its Transit vans. According to a press statement issued by Ford on 4 June, the company has commenced the manufacturing of these gearboxes, which will be installed on the rear-wheel-dri...
    05-Jun-2020 News New Products
    Volkswagen board approves further projects under partnership with Ford
    Volkswagen (VW) AG’s supervisory board has approved further projects under its strategic partnership with Ford, the company announced in a press release on 28 May. The board has approved three projects in the areas of electrification and commercial vehicles. Under the projects, VW´s Modular Elect...
    BYD to supply EV batteries to Ford in mainland China
    BYD is set to supply electric vehicle (EV) batteries to Ford in mainland China, Reuters reported on 1 June, citing a document on the website of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. The batteries will be equipped in a plug-in hybrid that Ford plans to manufacture with its joint v...
    Ford recalls 3,631 vehicles in North America over issue with hydraulic control unit
    Ford is recalling 3,631 vehicles in North America over issue with hydraulic control unit, the automaker said in a statement on 25 March 2020. The recall involves certain model year (MY) 2021 Ford E-Series stripped chassis and cutaway vehicles. The recall includes 2,871 vehicles in the United States ...
    01-Jun-2020 News Recalls
    Ford recalls 268,347 vehicles in North America to replace side door latches
    Ford has issued a safety recall for 268,347 vehicles in North America to replace side door latches, the automaker said in a statement on 25 March 2020. The recall involves certain model year 2014–15 Ford Fiesta, 2014–16 Ford Fusion, and 2014–16 Lincoln MKZ vehicles. The recall includ...
    01-Jun-2020 News Recalls
    Ford releases dataset to promote R&D on autonomous driving
    Ford has released a comprehensive autonomous vehicle dataset to the academics and research community to promote research and development (R&D) in autonomous driving the US-based automaker said in a press release in the first week of May. Ford collected the data over the span of a year from its m...
    28-May-2020 News New Products
    Ford starts delivery of plug-in hybrid Explorer in Europe
    Ford has started delivering its new plug-in hybrid Explorer to customers across Europe, the company announced in a press release on 14 May. The Explorer Plug-In Hybrid is equipped with Ford’s powerful 3L EcoBoost V6 petrol engine with an electric motor, generator–producing a combined 457 PS and ...
    19-May-2020 News New Products
    Ford improves charging performance of all-electric Mustang Mach-E
    Ford Motor has significantly reduced charging time of its upcoming all-electric sport utility vehicle (SUV) Mustang Mach-E, the company announced in a press release on 15 May. Mustang Mach-E with extended-range battery and rear-wheel drive (RWD) can now add an estimated average of 98 km (61 mil...
    18-May-2020 News New Products
    COVID-19 pandemic: Ford to restart engine plants in Spain and UK next week
    Ford will restart production at its engine plants in the United Kingdom and Spain from next week, the automaker announced in a press release on 13 May. While the two engine plants in the UK located in Dagenham, Essex and in Bridgend in South Wales will start operations from 18 May, the Spanish plant...
    14-May-2020 News COVID-19
    Ford recalls nearly 10,400 Vehicles in US to reprogram the instrument panel cluster
    Ford has issued a recall of approximately 10,400 vehicles in the United States to reprogram the instrument panel cluster, according to a recall notice on the website of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The recall affects certain model year (MY) 2019 Ford Expedition and MY ...
    13-May-2020 News Recalls
    Ford announces OTA updates for Mustang Mach-E EV
    Ford has announced the availability of over-the-air (OTA) updates for the all-electric Mustang Mach-E, a company press release on 12 May read. The feature will allow for software upgrades from home. The American automaker expects the first updates to roll out within six months from launching the ...
    13-May-2020 News New Products
    COVID-19 pandemic: Ford and 3M ship powered respirators for healthcare workers
    Last week, Ford began shipping powered air-purifying respirators (PAPRs) from its Vreeland facility near Flat Rock, Michigan, US, for healthcare workers who are fighting the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the automaker said in a press release on 6 May. Ford developed the PAPR in ...
    12-May-2020 News COVID-19
    Ford releases autonomous vehicles data package to academics and research community
    Ford has released a comprehensive self-driving dataset to academics and researchers to help advance autonomous vehicle research, the automaker announced in a press release on 5 May. The data is available through a collaboration with Amazon’s open data program. Ford collected this data over the spa...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Ford cancels Lincoln EV project with Rivian
    Due to the impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, Ford’s luxury brand Lincoln and Rivian have decided to shelve the electric vehicle (EV) project with EV startup Rivian, Lincoln announced in a press release on 28 April. However, Ford said that it will pursue electrification pl...
    29-Apr-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Ford delays plan to launch autonomous vehicle service until 2022
    Ford has delayed its planned launch of commercial autonomous vehicle service by one year to 2022 amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, TechCrunch reported on 28 April. “Given the challenges of the current business environment, as well as the need to evaluate the long-term impact o...
    29-Apr-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: TI Fluid Systems collaborates with Ford, 3M to produce air flex tube assemblies for respiratory systems
    TI Fluid Systems has collaborated with Ford and 3M to produce air flex tube assemblies for powered air-purifying respiratory systems (PAPR) in response to the increased demand caused by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Quick connector production and sub-assembly will take place at t...
    27-Apr-2020 News COVID-19
    Ford announces ‘Whisper Strategy’ to make cars quieter
    Ford announced its ‘Whisper Strategy’ to make cars quieter, the automaker said in a press release on 21 April. The strategy focuses on achieving small noise improvements around the vehicle that would add up to more comfortable journeys that are less tiring for both drivers and pas...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Mann+Hummel, Ford collaborate to produce powered air purifier respirators
    German automotive components manufacturer, Mann+Hummel, has announced its collaboration with Ford to develop and manufacture respirators to support medical and healthcare staff in their fight against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. According to a press statement released by Mann...
    22-Apr-2020 News COVID-19
    Ford recalls 1,368 vehicles in North America over issue with front passenger seat belt tension sensor
    Ford is issuing a safety recall for 1,368 vehicles in North America over an issue with front passenger seat belt tension sensor, the automaker said in a statement on 20 April 2020. The recall involves certain model year 2020 Ford Expedition vehicles. The recall includes 1,355 vehicles in the United ...
    21-Apr-2020 News Recalls
    Ford says damage to tornado-hit BorgWarner plant in US may disrupt F-150, SUV output
    A tornado in South Carolina that destroyed a BorgWarner auto parts plant that supplies a key component for Ford vehicles could create a disruption, Bloomberg reported on 18 April, citing the US automaker. The Borgwarner plant makes transfer cases used by Ford in its F-150 pickup as well spor...
    Ford recalls 67,929 vehicles in North America over issue with shift cable locking clip
    Ford has issued a safety recall for 67,248 vehicles in North America, the automaker said in a press release on 7 April 2020. The recall covers select model year (MY) 2020 Ford Ranger and F-150 vehicles with 10-speed automatic transmission and Expedition vehicles with the police package and 10-speed ...
    10-Apr-2020 News Recalls
    COVID-19 pandemic: Ford extends production halt in Europe until 4 May
    American carmaker Ford has announced that it will be extending the closure of its production facilities in Europe, in light of the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. According to a press release issued by Ford on 3 April, the company will continue to keep its vehicle and engine ma...
    07-Apr-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Ford to delay reopening of North American plants till further notice
    Ford is delaying the restart of production at its North America plants due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the automaker announced in a press release on 31 March 2020. The company had earlier planned to restart production on 6 April at Hermosillo Assembly Plant and 14 April...
    01-Apr-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Ford, FCA, Toyota extend production suspension at North American plants
    Automakers in North America have announced further extension in production suspension in response to  a sharp increase in novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases. In a press release issued on 26 March, Ford said it was aiming to restart production at select plant in North America as early as next we...
    30-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    Ford recalls approximately 248,900 vehicles in US over side door latch issue
    Ford is recalling approximately 248,900 vehicles in the US over an issue with side door latches, according to a recall notice on the website of the National Highway and Transport Safety Authority (NHTSA). The recall affects certain MY 2014–15 Ford Fiesta hatchbacks and sedans, and MY 201...
    26-Mar-2020 News Recalls
    Ford recalls 54,292 vehicles in Canada over problem with hydraulic control unit
    Ford Motor Company is issuing a safety recall for 54,292 vehicles in Canada over a problem with the hydraulic control unit, according to a company press release on 25 March. The recall affects certain model year (MY) 2006–10 Ford Fusion, MY 2006–10 Mercury Milan, and MY 2006–10 Lincoln MKZ veh...
    26-Mar-2020 News Recalls
    COVID-19 pandemic: Ford announces production suspension in South America, UK
    US automaker Ford Motor has suspended operations in the UK, Brazil, and Argentina due the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Ford shut its Dagenham engine plant in east London on 23 March and the Bridgend engine plant in South Wales will temporarily cease production from the end of the...
    25-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Ford to extend North American plant closures beyond 30 March
    Ford is reassessing its plans to resume manufacturing operations at its North American facilities on 30 March as it had earlier expected, and it is likely to extend it beyond that date, as the automaker has seen a sharp increase in confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the last few days, the auto...
    25-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Ford, 3M partner with GE and UAW to manufacture medical equipment
    Ford is joining forces with firms including 3M and GE Healthcare to assist in the manufacture of medical equipment and supplies for healthcare workers, first responders, and patients fighting the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, Ford said in a press release on 24 March 2020. Under ...
    25-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Renault, Toyota, GM, Ford suspend production in India
    Renault, Toyota, Ford, and General Motors (GM) have announced production suspension at their plants in India to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. In a press release issued on 23 March, Renault said it temporarily halted production at it’s Alliance manufac...
    24-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Ford halts manufacturing operations in India, Thailand, Vietnam and South Africa
    American automaker Ford Motor Company has announced that it has begun suspending production activities at several of its facilities across the globe due to the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. In a press release issued on 23 March, the company stated that it will be temporarily ...
    24-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Automakers, suppliers offer help to build medical ventilators
    The automotive industry is collaborating to help medical equipment suppliers ramp up production of medical ventilators to fight the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, Reuters reported last week. Last week, General Motors (GM) partnered with Ventec Life Systems to increase the product...
    23-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Ford halts production in US, Mexico, and Canada till 30 March
    American carmaker Ford will put its manufacturing operations on hold in the North American markets of Canada, Mexico, and the US, following the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. According to a press release issued by the company on 18 March, the temporary suspension will come into e...
    19-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Toyota to temporarily close operations at plants in Europe, North America
    Toyota Motor has announced plans to temporarily close operations at its plants in Europe and North America to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the Japanese automaker said in two separate press releases. In Europe, Toyota Motor Europe (TME) decided to organize p...
    19-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Ford closes assembly plant in US city Chicago over parts shortage
    Ford is temporarily halting production at its Chicago assembly plant in the US over parts shortage, The Wall Street Journal reported on 17 March. According to the report that cited sources familiar with the issue, the closure is related to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic cases ...
    18-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Ford to halt production at European facilities
    American automaker Ford has declared that it will be temporarily shutting down vehicle production at its production facilities in Europe in response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. The closure, which will come into effect from 19 March onwards, will also be implemented at the co...
    18-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: UAW says GM, Ford, FCA agree to implement partial shutdown of facilities in US
    The United Automobile Workers (UAW) union informed that the three automakers in Detroit—General Motors (GM), Ford, and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA)—have agreed to address concerns about the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic to factory workers by implementing partial shutdown of fac...
    18-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: UAW, GM, Ford, FCA form task force to protect manufacturing and warehouse workers
    GM, Ford, and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) have teamed up with the United Auto Workers (UAW) to set up a coronavirus task force to implement enhanced protections for manufacturing and warehouse workers working at all three automakers, Ford said in a press release on 15 March. The task force will ...
    17-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Ford to halt production at Spanish plant for one week
    Ford has decided to suspend production at its Valencia plant in Spain for one week starting today (16 March), Reuters reported on Sunday (15 March). The Valencia plant has annual production capacity of more than 400,000 vehicles and produces Ford’s popular models in Europe, including the Galaxy an...
    16-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    Ford recalls 5,802 vehicles in North America for HVAC blower motor issue
    Ford Motor Company has issued a safety recall for 5,802 vehicles in North America over an issue with the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) blower motor, according to a company statement on 11 March 2020. The recall affects certain model year (MY) 2019 Ford Ranger vehicles, covering 5...
    12-Mar-2020 News Recalls
    TI Fluid Systems to supply thermal management systems for Ford Mustang Mach-E
    TI Fluid Systems has won an order from Ford to supply its thermal management systems for the new Mustang Mach-E, the company announced in a press release on 4 March. TI Fluid Systems will be supplying air conditioning refrigerant lines for cabin comfort as well as battery chiller lines for battery t...
    Ford recalls in 33,533 vehicles in North America over issue with engine block heater cable
    Ford has issued a safety recall for 33,533 vehicles in North America over an issue with the block heater cable, according to a company statement on 25 February. The recall covers select model year 2015–16 Ford F-150 vehicles equipped with engine heater elements and 3.5-liter GTDI engines. The...
    27-Feb-2020 News Recalls
    Ford recalls 217,185 vehicles in North America over issue with LED headlights
    Ford has issued a safety compliance recall in North America affecting a total of 217,185 vehicles over issue with LED headlights, the automaker said in a press release on 25 February. The recall covers certain model year (MY) 2018–20 Ford F-150 vehicles. The recall affects 166,196 vehicles in the ...
    26-Feb-2020 News Recalls
    Ford recalls 15,281 vehicles in Canada over issue with rear suspension toe link
    Ford has issued a recall of 15,281 vehicles in Canada over an issue with the rear suspension toe link, according to a recall notice on the website of Transport Canada on 11 February. The recall affects model year (MY) 2013–18 Ford Flex, Taurus, and Lincoln MKT. Significance: This recall is part...
    20-Feb-2020 News Recalls
    Ford to introduce 18 new EVs in Europe by end of 2021
    Ford is planning to introduce 18 new electrified vehicles (EVs) in Europe by the end of 2021, the company announced in a press release on 13 February. Ford said that it will offer electrified options on all future passenger vehicles. The company also announced plans to install 1,000 charging st...
    Ford introduces FordPass connected car technology on all models in India
    American carmaker Ford has launched its connected car technology FordPass in India, the Economic Times Daily reported on 13 February. The service will be available on all Ford models in the country. The automaker also says that all BS-VI Ford models will come with a factory-fitted cloud-connected...
    Ford recalls 227,884 vehicles in North America to replace suspension toe links
    Ford is issuing a safety recall for 227,884 vehicles in North America over the risk of a crash, the automaker said in a press release on 12 February 2020. The recall covers certain model year (MY) 2013-18 Ford Flex, Ford Taurus police interceptor sedans, Ford Taurus SHO and Lincoln MKT vehicles. The...
    13-Feb-2020 News Recalls
    Ford selects EMG as HD map provider for autonomous driving project in China
    Ford has selected eMapgo Technologies (EMG), a subsidiary of China-based Luokung Technology Corporation, as the provider of high-definition (HD) map service for its future intelligent vehicles in the Chinese market, Luokung said in a press release on 11 February. EMG will receive a fee on the s...
    Ford Motor joins OmniAir Consortium
    Ford Motor has joined the OmniAir Consortium, an industry association promoting interoperability and certification in ITS, tolling, and connected vehicles, a press release dated 3 February read. “We are excited to have a world-class company like Ford as OmniAir’s newest member. Ford’s exper...
    HERE offers ‘Local Hazard Information’ service for new Ford Puma
    HERE has announced the availability of Local Hazard Information service for Ford Puma, a company press release on 16 January. This offers information about potential road hazards, accidents and hazardous driving conditions. The service aggregates high quality, real-time sensor data from conn...
    03-Feb-2020 News New Products
    Lincoln partners with Rivian to develop new EV
    American automotive brand Lincoln has partnered with electric vehicle (EV) start-up Rivian a develop a new EV, the company announced in a press release on 29 January. The new EV will be based on Rivian’s skateboard platform. “Working with Rivian marks a pivotal point for Lincoln as we move towar...
    Ford develops ‘Local Hazard Information’ to warn drivers of potential danger
    Ford has unveiled a driving assist feature called Local Hazard Information (LHI) to help drivers prepare for and potentially avoid dangers on the road, the automaker said in a press release on 13 January. The LHI is activated via the FordPass Connect on-board modem and is complimentary for the fi...
    27-Jan-2020 News New Products
    Minth Group to establish new facility in US state Tennessee to produce plastics parts
    Chinese auto parts supplier Minth Group announced plans to invest USD87 million to build a new facility in the US state Tennessee, according to a report by Plastics News on 22 January. The new facility is expected to create 254 jobs over the next five years. The 236,000-square foot plant in Lewis...
    24-Jan-2020 News Investments
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