A Virtual Tour of Ford’s Rouge F-150 Plant

A Virtual Tour of Ford’s Rouge F-150 Plant
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The Rouge, a sprawling industrial complex, is the heart and soul of Ford manufacturing. Today it’s home to the brand-new F-150 pickup, arguably the company’s most important product but the heritage of this facility stretches back decades. Continue Reading...

Blue is the New Green: How Ford is Saving Water

Blue is the New Green: How Ford is Saving Water
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Clean, safe water is a precious resource that’s easy to take for granted until you don’t have access to it. In recent years Ford has worked to dramatically reduce the amount of H2O consumed during vehicle development and production at its global facilities Continue Reading...

GM, Ford Tie Staff Bonuses to Vehicle Quality

GM, Ford Tie Staff Bonuses to Vehicle Quality
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General Motors and Ford are putting renewed focus on quality. Each company had its share of issues in recent years but they’re taking a similar – and probably controversial – approach to improving. Continue Reading...

Ford Research Aims to Keep Drivers Focused on the Road

Ford Research Aims to Keep Drivers Focused on the Road
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During a press conference in Dearborn yesterday, Jeff Greenberg, senior technical leader at Ford Research and Innovation, said “Ford has been a leader in delivering safer solutions for in-car communications and simplifying the user interface, and now we’re researching ways to use the car’s own intelligence to further help drivers.” Continue Reading...

Ford Traffic Jam Assist is One Step Closer to Autonomous Driving

Ford Traffic Jam Assist is One Step Closer to Autonomous Driving
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The purpose of Traffic Jam Assist, along with a further development of active parking assist, which will enable vehicles to park perpendicularly without touching the wheel, is to reduce the everyday stress of motoring, especially for those who endure heavy commutes Continue Reading...

2013 Ford Taurus EcoBoost Certified at 32-MPG Highway

2013 Ford Taurus EcoBoost Certified at 32-MPG Highway
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Ford has been pushing its EcoBoost turbocharging and direct injection gas engines hard in recent years, aiming to significantly improve its fleet wide fuel economy to meet CAFE targets while maintaining performance. Continue Reading...

High Oil Prices Spur Recycled Interior Material Components

High Oil Prices Spur Recycled Interior Material Components
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The potential to reuse some of the country’s paper currency once it has been taken out of circulation is a great example of research we’re doing,” remarked Ford’s global director of Sustainability and Vehicle Environmental matters John Viera. Continue Reading...

Ford Recalling 2012 Expeditions and Lincoln Navigators for Faulty Head Restraints

Ford Recalling 2012 Expeditions and Lincoln Navigators for Faulty Head Restraints
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Ford says that the issue concerns insufficient welds on the support brackets, on the right and side, second row seat only, the other seats in these vehicles are not affected by the recall. Continue Reading...

Study Says Gen Y Favors Hybrids and Connected Cars

Study Says Gen Y Favors Hybrids and Connected Cars
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In addition, Deloitte’s vice chairman Craig Giffi, says that Gen Y members are also more likely to be drawn to Hybrids than conventional internal combustion propelled cars and trucks, though he believes this is less of a “green” factor and more of an economic one, saving fuel and saving money, versus saving the planet. Continue Reading...

CAFE Regs Could Add $5000 to the Price of New Vehicles

CAFE Regs Could Add $5000 to the Price of New Vehicles
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However, German automakers Daimler AG and Volkswagen, which currently offer some of the most fuel-efficient vehicles on sale in the US, won’t back the CAFE proposal because there’s no incentive for diesel fueled vehicles. Continue Reading...

Auto Execs Skeptical of EV Success

Auto Execs Skeptical of EV Success
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In fact among the 200 executives surveyed anonymously, two-thirds predict that sales of both Hybrid and pure EVs will only account for around 6 percent of total vehicle sales in Europe and the US by 2025 Continue Reading...

Ford EcoSport Debuts at New Delhi Auto Expo as a Tiny Crossover

Ford EcoSport Debuts at New Delhi Auto Expo as a Tiny Crossover
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Looking a lot like a Fiesta on stilts, the latest EcoSport will be produced locally in India at the Chennai integrated manufacturing complex for both domestic consumption and also export, with production in other countries, likely Brazil slated to commence down the road. Continue Reading...

Ford US Sales Reach 2 Million Units

Ford US Sales Reach 2 Million Units
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Light trucks have also been doing well, with the breadwinning F-150, along with the outgoing Escape and Explorer looking to post strong gains (current estimates predict around a 30 percent increase by the time all’s said and done), according to a official statement released by the company. Continue Reading...

2013 Shelby GT500 Convertible to Bow in Detroit?

2013 Shelby GT500 Convertible to Bow in Detroit?
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If that proves to be the case, then it will be interesting to see what specifications it will sport. One thing’s for certain, it’ll weigh slightly more than the coupe Continue Reading...

Ford Helps Santa Go Green

Ford Helps Santa Go Green
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As a result, in order to deal with both issues, Ford has developed a new sleigh with cutting edge technology , including a 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine (which will help Santa save some 191,843 tonnes of CO2 and £110 million/$176 million on fuel costs. Continue Reading...

2013 Lincoln MKS Breaks Cover: 2011 LA Auto Show

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2013 Lincoln MKS Breaks Cover: 2011 LA Auto Show
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Think of it as a bit like the vibration you get from your game console controller when your car goes off road while playing Forza Motorsport. 4. A quaint little coffee icon also displays on the dash signaling that it’s probably time for you to pull over and nap or get a fresh cup of... Continue Reading...
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