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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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Ford patents a retractable table fitted with airbags for autonomous cars

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Ford has patented a retractable table fitted with airbags for autonomous cars. The vision behind this is that in a fully autonomous car where the driver will be just another passenger, the front seats that can turn around 180 degrees and passengers can interact with each other over the table. …

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Mahindra and Ford to work together leveraging their mutual strengths

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Mahindra Group and Ford Motor Company have signed a memorandum of understanding, under which both the companies will be working together leveraging their mutual strengths. Teams from both companies will collaborate and work together for a period of up to three years. Any further strategic cooperation between the two companies …

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To develop signals that enable self-driving vehicles to communicate with people, Ford and Virginia tech create illusion of driverless car on road

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Ford Motor Company has partnered with Virginia Tech Transportation Institute to conduct a user experience study to test out a method for a self-driving vehicle to signal its intent by soliciting real-world reactions from people on public roads. As light signals for turning and braking indication are already standardized and …

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Domino’s Pizza and Ford collaborate to explore the role that self-driving vehicles in delivering pizza

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Domino’s Pizza and Ford Motor Co. are launching an industry-first collaboration to understand the role that self-driving vehicles can play in pizza delivery. As part of the testing, researchers from both companies will investigate customer reactions to interacting with a self-driving vehicle as a part of their delivery experience.  This …

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Ford looking to set up a JV with Chinese firm Anhui Zotye Automobile for producing EVs

According to some reports, Ford Motor is looking to set up a joint venture with Chinese firm Anhui Zotye Automobile Co. The JV would build electric passenger vehicles in China under a new brand. China is aggressively pushing plug-in vehicles and has poured in tens of billions in investment, research …

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Ford is making “great progress” towards deploying its first fully self-driving car by 2021: Ken Washington

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Ken Washington, vice president of Research and Advanced Engineering and chief technology officer, Ford Motor Company recently in an interview with Detroit Free Press has said that Ford is making “great progress” towards its goal of deploying its first fully self-driving car by 2021. He said that the company doesn’t …

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Ford taking cautious approach to producing electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles for the Chinese market

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(Reuters) Ford Motor Co is taking a cautious approach to producing electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles for the Chinese market, citing uncertainty about consumer interest and government policy, despite a rush by carmakers to jump into the sector. Ford earlier this month outlined plans to offer by 2025 hybrid or …

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