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December 14, 2012
12:52 EDTFFord in talks with government on hybrid fuel efficiency tests, Bloomebrg says
Ford (F) is in talks with the EPA about the methods it uses to test the fuel efficiency of its hybrid vehicles, after reports indicated that the automakers' hybrids aren't obtaining the mileage promised by the automaker, according to Bloomberg, which cited comments by a Ford executive. Reference Link
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May 29, 2015
18:04 EDTFFord pretends to open up electric vehicle patents like Tesla, Techdirt says
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15:21 EDTFFord recalling 1M Mustang vehicles due to air bags
Ford Motor is recalling certain model year 2005-2014 Mustang vehicles manufactured April 6, 2004, to June 21, 2014, and 2005-2006 GT vehicles manufactured February 20, 2004, to September 22, 2006. The affected vehicles are equipped with a dual-stage driver frontal air bag that may be susceptible to moisture intrusion which, over time, could cause the inflator to rupture. The potential number of units affected is 1,019,081, according to the NHTSA. Reference Link
15:20 EDTFFord recalling 361,500 Ranger trucks over air bags
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May 28, 2015
08:19 EDTFTakata attitude shifting, compromise sought, Reuters says
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05:01 EDTFFord opens portfolio of electrified vehicle patented technologies to competitors
Ford is offering competitors access to its electrified vehicle technology patents – a move to help accelerate industry-wide research and development of electrified vehicles. In 2014, Ford filed more than 400 patents dedicated to electrified vehicle technologies. This is more than 20% of the patents the company filed – totaling more than 2,000 applications.
May 27, 2015
09:50 EDTFFord recalls 423K vehicles over power steering issue, AP reports
Ford is recalling nearly 423,000 vehicles in North America due to a problem in power-assisted steering, reports the Associated Press. The recall covers Ford Flex and Taurus vehicles, Lincoln MKS and MKT, and Ford Fusion models. Ford says an intermittent electrical connection can cause the power steering to stop. That sends the steering into manual mode, making the vehicles harder to control. Reference Link
May 26, 2015
11:30 EDTFFord expands operations in North Africa
As part of its global growth plan, Ford Motor Company is expanding its operations in North Africa with a new regional sales office in Casablanca and a purchasing office in Tangier. “Morocco is a great place to do business,” said Kalyana Sivagnanam, Director, Ford Middle East & North Africa. “Morocco has a very skilled and motivated workforce, a growing automotive supplier ecosystem, access to ports, free and fair trade agreements and a very pro-business mindset. Ford is delighted to partner with Morocco to expand our operations in North Africa.” Ford is bringing seven new vehicles to North Africa this year and will more than double the amount of parts it purchases from North African-based suppliers. The growing automotive supplier network in North Africa, primarily in Morocco, will supply parts to Ford’s assembly plant in Valencia, Spain, among other operations. Ford has completed a 2.3B euro investment in its Valencia plant – the largest automotive investment in Spanish history – allowing it to increase its volume and the number of nameplates it produces.
07:17 EDTFConsumer Electronics Association to hold a conference
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May 20, 2015
06:06 EDTFFord's Turkish unit forced to cancel shift on supply chain issues, Reuters says
Ford's Turkish arm cancelled an extra work shift yesterday as labor unrest in Turkey's automotive sector hit the supply chain, Reuters reports. Ford Otosan commented, "As it was not possible to supply parts from intermediate product makers in Bursa, the preplanned extra working shift has been cancelled." Reference Link
06:00 EDTFTakata to widen airbag recall to nearly 34M, enters Consent Order
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May 19, 2015
13:20 EDTFTakata expected to recall 33.8M vehicles, Detroit News reports
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07:36 EDTFAutomakers to start V2V car rollouts with spectrum at a premium, WSJ says
General Motors' (GM) upcoming Cadillac CTS is the only car firmly scheduled to launch in the U.S. with vehicle-to-vehicle communications, or V2V, but the industry has promised that V2V will revolutionize safety and Cisco (CSCO) joined automakers earlier this month to brief the FCC on plans to test airwave sharing soon, said The Wall Street Journal. However, cable and telecom companies are pressuring carmakers to give up a part of the airwaves marked for V2V to be available for broader use, the report added. Publicly traded automakers include Fiat Chrysler (FCAU), Ford (F), Honda (HMC), Toyota (TM) and Volkswagen (VLKAY), while cable and telecom companies include Verizon (VZ), AT&T (T), Sprint (S), T-Mobile (TMUS), Comcast (CMCSA), Time Warner Cable (TWC) and Charter (CHTR). Reference Link
May 18, 2015
12:33 EDTFMarathon Patent unit enters into settlement agreement with Jaguar Land Rover
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09:54 EDTFNHTSA looks to accelerate V2V rollout by automakers, Motor Authority says
Automakers have been notified that initial proposals for the implementation of vehicle-to-vehicle technology will be outlined by before January 1, 2016, which would be a full year ahead of schedule, according to Motor Authority. Publicly traded automakers include Fiat Chrysler (FCAU), Ford (F), General Motors (GM), Honda (HMC), Nissan (NSANY), Toyota (TM) and Volkswagen (VLKAY). Mobileye (MBLY) makes chips utilized in advanced driver assistance systems. Reference Link
06:26 EDTFStudy shows Toyota and Honda leads in best supplier relations, Reuters says
A new study revealed that Toyota (TM) and Honda (HMC) led automakers with U.S. plants in supplier relations, reports Reuters. According to the study led by Planning Perspectives President John Henke, Toyota led Honda while Ford (F) was a distant third and Nissan (NSANY) came in fourth. General Motors (GM) and Fiat Chrysler (FCAU) were last on the list. Reference Link

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