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Business, Technology, Equipment

Chip Shortage Forces More Production Cuts by GM, Ford

GM assembly plant Midsized pickup trucks and full-size vans are parked outside a General Motors assembly plant where they are produced, March 24, in Wentzville, Mo. (Jeff Roberson/AP)

DETROIT — The global shortage of semiconductors has forced General Motors and Ford to further cut production at their North American factories as chip supplies seem to be growing tighter.

April 9, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment

Chip Shortage Forces Ford to Build Trucks Without Computers

Ford F-150 trucks at dealer Ford F-150 trucks sit on display at a car dealership in Peoria, Ill. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg)

DETROIT — A global semiconductor shortage and a February winter storm have combined to force Ford to build F-150 pickup trucks without some computers.

March 19, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Ford Telematics Now Available for Non-Ford Commercial Vehicles

Alex Purdy Alex Purdy, director of business operations for Enterprise Connectivity at Ford. (Ford Motor Co.)

Ford Motor Co. is making its telematics system available to all commercial vehicle manufacturers, the company announced.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
March 8, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment

Ford to Cut Back F-150 Production Due to Chip Shortage

Ford plant An F-150 on the line at the Ford assembly plant in Dearborn, Mich., in 2018. (Carlos Osorio/AP)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Ford Motor Co. said Feb. 4 that it will cut shifts at two of its U.S. manufacturing plants next week, due to the worldwide chip shortage that also has impacted other automakers.

Ken Sweet | Associated Press
February 5, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Ford Unveils Updated F-150, Adds Hybrid Model

Ford F-150 Ford F-150 by Ford Motor Co.

Ford Motor Co. has unveiled the updated version of its flagship F-150 pickup, revealing a truck almost identical in size with the previous model but with far more technology.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
June 26, 2020
Business, Equipment, Safety

Ford Recalls About 2.5 Million Vehicles for Latch, Brake Troubles

The Ford company logo stands over a row of vehicles in a Colorado dealership. The Ford company logo stands over a row of vehicles in a Colorado dealership. (David Zalubowski/Associated Press)

Ford is recalling about 2.5 million vehicles in the U.S., Canada and elsewhere because of a nagging door latch problem and a brake fluid leak.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
June 11, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel

Ford Plans Electric Version of Transit Cargo Van

Ford Transit cargo van A gasoline-powered version of Ford's Transit van. The company plans to start selling an electric model. (Ford Motor Co.)

Ford Motor Co. plans to manufacture an electric version of its popular Transit cargo van for the 2022 model year.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
March 3, 2020

Ford COO Sees 2009 Crisis Flashback on Faces of Colleagues

Jim Farley Jim Farley by Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Ford Motor Co.’s recently appointed chief operating officer said the struggling automaker is operating with the same sense of urgency and crisis that kept the company out of bankruptcy a decade ago.

Keith Naughton | Bloomberg News
February 26, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Ford Puts Iconic Mustang Name on First Electric Crossover

Ford Mustang logo Ford Mustang logo by Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News

Ford Motor Co., which pioneered the racy pony-car body style 55 years ago, will use the Mustang name and insignia on an electric crossover utility vehicle coming next year.

Keith Naughton | Bloomberg News
November 15, 2019

Ford, UAW Reach Tentative Contract Agreement

Bernie Ricke and Joseph Hinrichs United Auto Workers Local 600 President Bernie Ricke (left) talks with Ford Motor Co. President of Automotive Joseph R. Hinrichs after opening contract talks on July 15 in Dearborn, Mich. (Carlos Osorio/AP)

DETROIT — The United Auto Workers union has reached a tentative contract agreement with Ford after three days of intense bargaining.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
October 31, 2019