Ford recruits Alibaba to help break into China’s electric vehicle industry

Ford has put a lot of focus on China’s electric vehicle market — with a local joint venture expected to lead to 15 electric or hybrid models on sale in the country by 2025 — and tod

Carmaker venture for EV fast-charging teams with gas stations in Europe

Automakers are laying the groundwork for a future in which electric cars are omnipresent – and at least as common a sight on roadways as traditional gas-powered vehicles. Last month, a group of car

Valet startup Zirx relaunches as Stratim, a mobility service for GM’s Maven, Ford’s Chariot and others

When Zirx announced last February its plans to shut down its on-demand valet parking startup, it wasn’t clear what the company meant when it said it would focus on the enterprise. Today, Zirx c

BMW, Daimler, Ford and Volkswagen team up on high-power charging network

BMW Group, Daimler, Ford Motor Company, and the Volkswagen Group (with subsidiaries Audi and Porsche) will join up to create a high-power charging network for electric vehicles called “Ionity,&#

Ford’s Canvas monthly car subscription car service expands to LA

Canvas is expanding beyond its home city of San Francisco, with an expansion of its monthly subscription car ownership model to Los Angeles – possibly the most car-loving city in the world. The LA e

Ford’s robot butt makes sure its cars can handle your butt IRL

Ford has a robotic butt it actually calls ‘Robutt’ (via MIT Technology Review) that it uses to test its car seats, helping to make sure they’re durable enough to withstand numerous b

Crunch Report | Amazon’s New High-End Echo

Amazon reveals its high-end Echo, MIT's CSAIL developed a robot that can wear different exoskeletons, Ford and Lyft tie the knot and Delta gives people free messaging on WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger a

Ford and Lyft’s new self-driving partnership likely to be a standard model

Ford and Lyft are working together on self-driving vehicle technology, but the focus of the collaboration is around Lyft’s positioning of itself as an open platform for future autonomous on-dema

Ford becomes the latest automotive giant to work with Lyft on self-driving cars

Unlike Uber and China’s Didi, Lyft isn’t developing its own self-driving cars. But the U.S. company sure is signing up major names to help it bridge the gap. This week it announced Ford as

Ford is now designing cars in mixed reality using Microsoft HoloLens

Ford is making cars using Microsoft’s HoloLens mixed reality headset, as part of a new test project the automaker is rolling out globally. The mixed reality design trial allows for rapid prototy

Ford and Mahindra explore strategic cooperation around car tech in India

Ford and Indian automaker and mobility company Mahindra Group have entered into a new agreement to explore a potential strategic partnership focused on a number of different areas, including mobility,

Ford disguised a man as a car seat to research self-driving

Yes, you read that correctly: Ford put a man in a car seat disguise so that a Ford Transit could masquerade as a true self-driving vehicle. Why? To evaluate how passers-by, other drivers on the road a

Lincoln reportedly plans to electrify entire lineup by 2022

Ford's Lincoln luxury brand is looking to field electrified powertrain options for all of its vehicles by 2022. Ford's electric plans for Lincoln could be fully revealed as soon as next month, and cou

MIT’s new Ford-funded robot can deftly navigate pedestrian traffic

Robots have a lot of challenges remaining before they become commonplace in our lives, and many of those are likely not even something you’d think about when trying to make a list. One good exam

Ford and Domino’s to deliver pizza using self-driving cars in new test

Ford and Domino’s are teaming up on a research trial that will see Ford cars equipped with self-driving tech delivering pizzas to regular consumers, as a way of figuring out how everyday people

Ford outlines plan to build self-driving cars at scale to deploy with partners

Ford’s autonomous driving vision includes fleet manufacturing, and then deploying vehicles at scale with partners working in commercial service areas like taxi and delivery. The core of this pla

Ford set to create a new joint venture to produce EVs in China

Automaker Ford will team up with local partner Anhui Zotye Automobile to create a new joint venture in China aimed specifically at producing electric cars. The deal will see Ford and its new partner

Trump Strategic and Policy Forum, which included IBM and GM CEOs, disbands

Donald Trump’s Strategic and Policy Forum, a group made up of business leaders from various industries, has reportedly disbanded. CNBC says the group has agreed to terminate as a whole, which is

Ford’s Chariot shuttles are expanding to New York City

Ford is adding its largest market yet for Chariot, the crowd-sourced shuttle service that it acquired last September. Chariot began operations in San Francisco, where the former startup ran commuter r

Ford’s 2018 Mustang GT can do 0-to-60 mph in under 4 seconds

Ford’s latest Mustang GT is the fastest ever – in its new Drag Strip mode, it can do 0-to-60 mph in under four seconds, which is faster than a lot of expensive sports cars, including the Porsc
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