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Ford to shift its autonomous vehicle and electric vehicle business and strategy teams to Detroit

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Ford will locate its autonomous vehicle and electric vehicle business and strategy teams, including Team Edison, in a 45,000-square-foot historic former factory in Detroit’s Corktown neighborhood from Dearborn, Michigan. The relocation brings together Ford teams that are creating new business models in a resurgent, diverse neighborhood with industrial roots. The …

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Ford designing an all-new vehicle optimized for self-driving technology

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Jim Farley, Executive Vice President, and President, Global Markets, Ford Motors through a blog on Medium has shared some insights related to self-driving cars being developed by the company. Farley in the blog has said that the customer has been at the at the center of the company’s thinking and …

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Ford aims Chinese electric vehicle market

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Ford is introducing more than 50 new vehicles in China by 2025, including eight all-new SUVs and at least 15 electrified vehicles from Ford and Lincoln; in addition, the new Zotye-Ford JV will launch an all-new range of affordable all-electric vehicles. The company plans to locally assemble five more vehicles …

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Ford and Alibaba to jointly explore solutions for sustainable mobility and identify new retail opportunities

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Ford and Alibaba Group have entered into an agreement to explore a strategic collaboration to jointly identify new opportunities to redefine consumer retail experiences and explore solutions for sustainable mobility. The ‘Letter of Intent’ was signed between the two companies at Alibaba’s headquarter in Hangzhou. Under the three-year agreement, both …

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Ford Global Technologies patents an off-road autonomous driving system

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US Patent and Trademark Office has granted Ford Global Technologies a patent for an off-road autonomous driving system. According to the patent, the system would utilize wide-ranging sensors like radars, Lidar, and cameras, it will also have detectors to detect road conditions, which will be supported by data like topographic …

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Ford and Zotye Automobile to invest $756 million to set up a joint venture on electric vehicles in China

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Ford Motor and China’s Anhui Zotye Automobile will invest a combined $756 million to set up a 50-50 joint venture in China to build electric passenger vehicles. Zotye Ford also plans to build a new manufacturing plant in Zhejiang Province. The new JV is aimed at expanding Ford’s footprint in …

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Ford commercial customers will be able to access the services of the Telogis Mobile Resource Management (MRM) software platform through SYNC

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Telogis, leading cloud-based Mobile Resource Management (MRM) software company has announced that Ford commercial customers will be able to use Ford SYNC Connect to access the services of the Telogis Mobile Resource Management (MRM) software platform. The Telogis platform provides vehicle location, driver behavior, navigation, route planning and optimization, and compliance …

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Mahindra plans to build an all-new electric sedan with help from Ford

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Telematics Wire had reported that Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd and Ford Motor had signed an MoU and are mulling upon a strategic alliance, now there are reports that Mahindra is in talks with its partner Ford Motor Co to procure a vehicle platform. Mint has reported that the Indian automaker …

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Ford forms “Team Edison” to accelerate global development of electric vehicles

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Ford has formed a team named “Team Edison” to accelerate global development of electric vehicles, Reuters has reported. The group will be based in the Detroit area and work with regional Ford vehicle electrification teams in China and Europe. In the process, it will identify and develop electric-vehicle partnerships with …

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Ford and Lyft partner to work on self-driving cars

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Ford and Lyft have entered into a partnership to work on self-driving cars. Sherif Marakby, Ford Vice President, Autonomous Vehicles and Electrification informed through a post on medium “Today, we’re announcing a significant step toward bringing self-driving vehicles to the masses thanks to a new partnership with Lyft that will …

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