Government, Business, Safety

Ford Recalls 2 Million F-150 Pickups Over Seat Belts

Row of Ford F-150 pickup trucks at a dealer lot Keith Srakocic/AP

DETROIT — Ford is recalling about 2 million F-150 pickups in North America because the seat belts can cause fires.

September 6, 2018
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Ford Aims to Be Major Player in Autonomous Technology

Autonomous technology A fully autonomous Ford Fusion Hybrid research vehicle on streets of Dearborn, Mich. (Ford Motor Co.)

The autonomous technology gap between Ford Motor Co. and its rivals from Detroit and Silicon Valley can be measured in years. Yet even a company playing catch-up in the race to turn self-driving technology into high-margin businesses is drawing interest from outside investors, an indicator of just how much money is pouring in.

Keith Naughton | Bloomberg News
August 9, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Ford Announces Reshuffling, New Self-Driving Vehicle Unit


A day ahead of announcing second-quarter earnings, Ford Motor Co. unveiled organizational changes that it says will improve its operations and grow profits.

July 25, 2018
Business, Equipment

VW Is Said to Mull Van Alliance With Ford to Share Costs

Volkswagen subsidiary Moia’s concept vehicle, an electric van with room for six. (Volkswagen AG)

Volkswagen AG is considering forming an alliance with Ford Motor Co. to share costs for development and production of vans and pickup trucks, according to people familiar with the matter.

Christoph Rauwald | Bloomberg News
June 19, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Roush Gets Electric With Ford F-650

Roush ACT Expo 2018

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Roush CleanTech unveiled its all-electric technology in a Ford F-650, marking an expansion of its alternative-fuel market beyond propane autogas and compressed natural gas.

May 8, 2018
Business, Equipment

Ford Retreats From American Car Business to Focus on Trucks, Commercial Vehicles

Ford Motor Co.

Ford Motor Co. is cleaving an additional $11.5 billion from spending plans and dropping several sedans, including the Fusion and Taurus, from its lineup to more quickly reach an elusive profit target.

Keith Naughton | Bloomberg News
April 26, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Ford is Arriving With a Solution to Miami’s Terrible Drivers: Eliminate Them


On Feb. 27, Ford announced it had chosen Miami-Dade to be the first large-scale test site of its self-driving vehicle fleet.

Rob Wile | Miami Herald
February 27, 2018
Business, Equipment, TCA

Ford’s Commercial Vehicle Strategy Powers the Company Through Thick and Thin


While Wall Street pounds Ford Motor Co.’s response to high-profile, recent trends like self-driving vehicles and the shift from sedans to SUVs, an underappreciated, century-old company mainstay continues to chug along, delivering dominant sales and consistent profits.

Mark Phelan | Detroit Free Press
February 9, 2018
Business, Equipment, Fuel

Ford Sued by Truck Owners, Adding It to Diesel Defendants

A 2017 Ford Motor Co. Super Duty F-250 truck stands near an American flag at the Ford Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville, Ky. Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

Ford Motor Co. rigged at least 500,000 heavy-duty pickup trucks to beat emissions tests, drivers claimed in a lawsuit, adding to the tally of carmakers linked to diesel-cheating allegations worldwide that started in 2015 with Volkswagen AG.

Kartikay Mehrotra | Bloomberg News
January 10, 2018

Ford Offers F-150 Model With Diesel Engine

Ford F-150 Diesel Ford Motor Co.

Ford Motor Co. announced a 3.0-liter Power Stroke diesel will be available spring 2018 in its F-150 pickup truck.

January 8, 2018