Ford

Business, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

Ford Doubles Down on Testing Autonomous Cars in Miami-Dade

A test vehicle from Argo AI, Ford's autonomous vehicle unit, navigates a street in Pittsburgh. A test vehicle from Argo AI, Ford's autonomous vehicle unit, navigates a street in Pittsburgh in December 2018. (Keith Srakocic/Associated Press)

After landing in Miami-Dade in 2018 with a fleet of self-driving cars, Ford announced Oct. 26 that it plans to broaden its presence in the area as it explores the frontiers of autonomous vehicles.

Rob Wile | Miami Herald
October 27, 2020
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Jim Farley Becomes New Ford CEO, Pledges Stronger Profit Margins

Jim Farley, new Ford CEO, speaks during the New York International Auto Show in March 2018. Jim Farley, new Ford CEO, speaks during the New York International Auto Show in March 2018. (Richard Drew/Associated Press)

On his first day in Ford’s top job, CEO Jim Farley is replacing the company’s chief financial officer and announcing other structural and management changes.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
October 1, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel

Ford Builds Its Most Advanced Factory to Make Electric Pickup

The Ford Rouge assembly plant stands in Dearborn, Mich., on May 18. The Ford Rouge assembly plant stands in Dearborn, Mich., on May 18. (Emily Elconin/Bloomberg News)

Ford Motor Co., facing an onslaught of competition for its new battery-powered F-150 pickup, unveiled the high-tech factory that will produce the electric truck using self-driving transport sleds and robots collaborating with human workers.

Keith Naughton | Bloomberg News
September 17, 2020
Business

Ford to Cut 1,400 US Salaried Jobs in Reorganization

Ford is cutting 1,400 salaried jobs. (Angel Navarrete/Bloomberg News)

Ford Motor Co. is cutting about 5% of its U.S. salaried workers as part of a sweeping reorganization, which could include layoffs, in a move to help the automaker reverse its declining fortunes.

Keith Naughton | Bloomberg News
September 2, 2020
Government, Business, Equipment

Ford Ends Ventilator Production After Making 50,000

Making ventilators at Ford factory Ford Motor Co. assemblyman Malcolm Brumwell puts together a ventilator at the automaker's Ford Rawsonville plant May 13, 2020, in Ypsilanti, Mich. (Carlos Osorio/Associated Press)

Ford is ending production of ventilators and returning the factory where they were built to full-time auto-parts output after completing delivering 50,000 ventilators to the government.

August 31, 2020
Business, Technology, Logistics

Ford CEO’s Vow for Flawless Launches Tested by High-Stakes F-150

The Ford logo appears on F-150 grilles. Ford's incoming CEO Jim Farley will have his first major test of leadership as the company plans to overhaul factories. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News)

Ford Motor Co. is gearing up for an intricate, two-phase overhaul of factories for its most profitable vehicle, putting to the test a pledge by incoming CEO Jim Farley for flawless execution.

Keith Naughton | Bloomberg News
August 24, 2020
Business, Technology

Ford to Promote Farley to CEO After Hackett’s Failed Turnaround Bid

James Farley speaks as Jim Hackett listens during an event at CES in Las Vegas in 2018. Jim Farley speaks as Jim Hackett listens during an event at CES in Las Vegas in 2018. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

Ford Motor Co. will promote Jim Farley to CEO on Oct. 1 to replace Jim Hackett, who has elected to retire after his three-year bid to turn around the automaker failed to gain traction.

Keith Naughton | Bloomberg News
August 4, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel, Logistics

Ford, VW Electric Models May Be Delayed by Trade-Secret Fight

The Volkswagen logo sits on an alloy wheel on an automobile in Geneva, Switzerland. The Volkswagen logo sits on an alloy wheel on an automobile in Geneva, Switzerland. (Jason Alden/Bloomberg News)

Ford Motor Co. and Volkswagen AG warned a swirling legal dispute between two South Korean battery suppliers could threaten their plans to start producing electric vehicles in the U.S.

July 21, 2020
Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Ford Takes on Tesla With Hands-Free Driving for Electric Mustang

The Ford Motor Co. logo. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

Ford Motor Co. plans to install a hands-free driving system on its electric Mustang Mach-E model coming later this year as it attempts to muscle in on the high-tech turf now dominated by Tesla Inc.

Keith Naughton | Bloomberg News
June 18, 2020
Business, Equipment, Safety

Ford Sees Plants Resuming Pre-Virus Production Within Weeks

The Ford Motor Rouge assembly plant stands in Dearborn, Mich., on May 18. The Ford Motor Rouge assembly plant stands in Dearborn, Mich., on May 18. (Emily Elconin/Bloomberg News)

Ford Motor Co. expects its U.S. plants will come all the way back from coronavirus-related shutdowns within the next month, a top executive said.

Keith Naughton | Bloomberg News
June 10, 2020

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