Business, Technology, Autonomous

Billions Will Be Blown in Race to Field First Self-Driving Cars

The race to field the first autonomous car will be a Darwinian exercise, with more than 50 major competitors reduced to a handful of winners over the next decade, according to a new study by consultant AlixPartners.

Keith Naughton | Bloomberg News
July 12, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Human Drivers Are Afraid to Hand the Wheel to Robots

Autonomous autos are advancing so rapidly that companies such as Uber Technologies Inc. and Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo are beginning to offer robot rides to everyday consumers. But it turns out the traveling public may not be ready.

Keith Naughton | Bloomberg News
June 15, 2017

Ford Fires Back at Trump, Citing Booming US Commercial-Truck Output

Ford Motor Co., pushing back against criticism by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for moving work to Mexico, is highlighting its booming business in big trucks after shifting production to an Ohio factory from south of the border.

Keith Naughton | Bloomberg News
September 19, 2016
Business, Technology

Robot-Vehicle Ethics Need Urgent Societal Review, Bill Ford Says

The great-grandson of Henry Ford called on the auto industry and public institutions to address ethical issues emerging in a world where robot vehicles will make life-and-death decisions in roadway crashes — and to do it soon.

Keith Naughton | Bloomberg News
September 13, 2016

Ford Profit Beats Estimates as Buyers Pay Up for F-150 Truck

Ford Motor Co. posted a 44% surge in second-quarter profit, exceeding analysts' estimates thanks to consumers paying big money for fully loaded versions of the new aluminum-body150 pickup.

Keith Naughton | Bloomberg News
July 28, 2015
Safety, Business

Atlanta: Dangerous Hot Spot of Twisting Highways

It was almost midnight when Walter Price eased his 18-wheeler into the right lane on Interstate 75 near Atlanta. As he began to bank onto the exit ramp he’d been taking for the past 10 years, Price had no idea he was entering America’s most dangerous hot zone for truck drivers.

Keith Naughton | Bloomberg News
March 30, 2015
Business, Autonomous

Ford CEO Predicts Driverless Cars on Roads in Five Years

Ford Motor Co. Chief Executive Officer Mark Fields said that an automaker probably will introduce a self-driving vehicle within half a decade, but it won’t be his company, which is focusing on less expensive features that assist in driving.

Keith Naughton | Bloomberg News
January 6, 2015

Planning to Watch Bowl Games? Get Ready for Ford F-150 Ad Blitz

When Ford Motor Co. unleashes an ad blitz for its new F-150 during college football bowl games Dec. 31 and Jan. 1, it will emphasize how much the aluminum-bodied pickup can haul and tow. There will be no mention of fuel-economy gains that Ford says are one of the truck’s key attributes.

Keith Naughton | Bloomberg News
December 29, 2014