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As auto stocks race, Fiat pulls ahead of the pack with an old school strategy – CNBC

Friday, October 27, 2017

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Ford beats Wall Street expectation on cost reductions – CNBC

Friday, October 27, 2017

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Honda made a very cute self-driving cooler – The Verge

Friday, October 27, 2017

Tech and coolers don’t always mix, as evidenced by the fiasco surrounding the successful-then-disastrous Coolest Cooler Kickstarter campaign. Honda is all out to change that at this year’s Tokyo Motor Show, however: behold the Honda RoboCas Concept. What is the Honda RoboCas Concept? Well. Honda calls it a “a unique form of electric mobility” that was “born to make each person’s ideas and dreams come true.” Its “use is limited…

Argo AI And Ford Double Down On Lidar, Acquire Princeton Lightwave – Forbes

Friday, October 27, 2017

Princeton Lightwave An example of the point cloud image generated from a Princeton Lightwave lidar sensor One of the common attributes of the larger companies that are vying to produce automated vehicles is an desire to control as much of the virtual driving stack as possible from software to key sensors to the services that will be used to deploy many of these vehicles. Ford, like many of the companies…

Toyota scrambles to ready ‘game-changer’ EV battery for mass market – Reuters

Friday, October 27, 2017

TOKYO (Reuters) – Toyota Motor Corp (7203.T) is scrambling to solve outstanding issues as it races to commercialize a battery breakthrough during the first half of the 2020s with the potential to cut the cost of making electric cars. All solid-state battery technology is a next-generation, high-capacity energy storage device that improves on today’s lithium-ion batteries, replacing the liquid or gel-form electrolyte with a solid, conductive material. Among other benefits,…

Fiat Chrysler’s chassis design is full of holes… literally – CNET

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Are you still using a pickaxe to put speed holes in your car? Well, first of all, stop; that was never a good idea. Not that it matters, because Fiat Chrysler has a better place to put some holes. FCA is working on a clever way to shave some additional weight from its vehicles. It’s looking into “lightening holes,” which are about as simple as the name suggests — they’re…

Ford and GM tops for leadership on automated driving – The Detroit News

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

A ranking of players leading development of automated driving places Ford at No. 1 and General Motors at No. 2 atop a field of 18 companies that includes traditional automakers as well as suppliers and tech companies like Google’s Waymo. Compiled by Colorado-based Navigant Research, rankings touched on several categories including vision; technology; product capability and reliability; marketing and distribution; and strategy. Once tabulated, raters categorized companies as Leaders, Contenders…

Riding Hopes For Model 3, Tesla Overtakes Ford In Market Value – NPR

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Emirati men check a Tesla vehicle during a ceremony in Dubai in February. The electric -vehicle maker recently announced the opening of a new Gulf headquarters in the United Arab Emirates. Karim Sahib/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Karim Sahib/AFP/Getty Images Emirati men check a Tesla vehicle during a ceremony in Dubai in February. The electric -vehicle maker recently announced the opening of a new Gulf headquarters in the United…

Ford says self-driving cars on track for 2021 – The Detroit News

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Ford Motor Co. Vice President, Research and Advanced Engineering Ken Washington(Photo: Ethan Miller / Getty Images file) Ford’s vice president of research and advanced engineering sees a “fully autonomous vehicle” as a ride-service option on public roads by 2021. Private owners will get their hands on them five to 10 years later, Ken Washington believes. “At Ford, we are working very aggressively to make this a reality by 2021 by…

GM’s super-quiet, super-cool military 4X4 – Apr. 3, 2017 – CNN Money – CNNMoney

Monday, April 03, 2017

When an enemy is looking for you, especially an enemy with night vision technology, you want to keep cool and quiet. That’s why General Motors and the United States Army developed the hydrogen-powered Chevrolet ZH2 off-road truck. The 6½-foot tall ZH2 doesn’t burn hydrogen. Instead, it pumps hydrogen into a fuel cell where it’s combined with oxygen. That creates water (H2O) while, at same time, releasing a stream of electrical…

Shares of US auto companies fall as passenger car sales decline – CNBC

Monday, April 03, 2017

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Ford, GM, Fiat Chrysler sales underwhelming as auto industry cools off – USA TODAY

Monday, April 03, 2017

CLOSE x Embed x Share Ford said its U.S. monthly sales fell 7% in March while GM’s sales rose 1.6% during a month that once again saw automakers sell new cars and trucks at a breakneck pace. Wochit Cars are seen at an automobile dealer in Zelienople, Pa.(Photo: Keith Srakocic, AP) U.S. auto sales were expected to tick upward slightly in March, but rising discounts and increasing inventory levels at…

According to the stock market, Tesla is now worth more than Ford … – TechCrunch

Monday, April 03, 2017

Tesla’s market capitalization is now higher than Ford’s. Tesla is trading up on the day, sending its market cap to $47.46B. And then there’s Ford, the blue chip automaker that’s exactly 100 years older than Tesla, which is trading down on the day, causing its market cap to dip to $44.89B. General Motors’ market cap is only a stone’s throw away at $51B. This fluctuation in valuation comes on the…

Ford tops the list of automated driving leaders in new study … – TechCrunch

Monday, April 03, 2017

Autonomous driving might seem like the province of startups and Silicon Valley, but a new independent research report from Navigant shows automaker Ford at the head of the pack when it comes to self-driving tech. The annual survey looked at 18 different companies, smeared across 10 different criteria, ranging from strategy, to core tech development, to manufacturing capability and staying power, and a company that’s over 100 years old ended up…

Ford Recalls Thousands of F-250 Pickups – Fortune

Monday, April 03, 2017

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Jayski: Brad Keselowski ends Ford drought with Martinsville victory – ESPN

Monday, April 03, 2017

Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Martinsville Race page • Race Results • Drivers Points • Owners Points • Cumlative Race Report • Penalty Report MARTINSVILLE, Va. – In Sunday’s STP 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway, everything worked – but nothing more than Brad Keselowski’s race-winning No. 2 Ford. Yes, that’s right, a Ford. The car maker found Victory Lane at the .526-mile…

Watch The 2017 Toyota TS050 Le Mans Prototype Run at Monza – The Drive

Monday, April 03, 2017

The 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans left Toyota gut-wrenched after their loss to Porsche in the closing moments of the race. After gaining a sizable lead on the rest of the LMP1 class, Toyota suffered engine problems that caused them to stall on the start-finish straight, allowing the Porsche 919 to swoop by and pick up the victory. Toyota has had that on their heavy hearts ever since, and…

Towne Auto embezzler’s lavish lifestyle comes crashing down – Buffalo News

Monday, April 03, 2017

The expensive horses Billie Becker bought with the $4.1 million she stole from her employer are now being cared for by the people she betrayed: her boss and his wife. The Aurora woman who pulled off what is believed to be the largest embezzlement in the history of Erie County is feverishly selling off her assets to return at least part of the fortune she swiped over seven years from…

Denver Auto Show: 13 things you need to know as the show rolls into Denver – The Denver Channel

Monday, April 03, 2017

DENVER – The largest display of new cars between Chicago and Los Angeles will come to the Mile High City this week. A total of 36 car lines will display more than 500 vehicles, including concept cars, the latest in luxury cars, popular “green cars,” as well as custom styling and accessories for a variety of vehicles. This is what will be waiting for you at the 2017 Denver Auto…