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Ford, Splunk Partner For Connected Dashboards

Splunk Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLK), a San Francisco software developer, announced a partnership with Ford Motor Co. called “Connected Car Dashboards,” a collaborative project that collected and analyzed data from vehicles to gain insight into driving patterns and vehicle performance.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/17/2013

2012 Ford F-150 (credit: Ford Motor Company)

Ford F-150 EcoBoost Hits 400,000 Sales, Saving 45M Gallons of Gas A Year

Ford Motor Co. said Thursday that its EcoBoost engine equipped Ford F-150 pickup truck had reached 400,000 sales in the United State since its launch in February 2011.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/14/2013

C-Max Energi cutaway (Ford photo)

Ford Says ‘Big Data’ Makes It More Nimble, More Green

Not too far from where factory workers assemble Ford cars and trucks, analytics experts in the company’s Research and Innovation Center are building something entirely different but what Ford considers equally important: complex mathematical models to help Ford sharpen its competitive edge while limiting its environmental impact.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/27/2013

Rosebud Galaxy

Matt’s Favorites: Ford-UM Open Battery Tech Center, Rosebud Galaxy And Much More

So what’s the best of science and technology for this fine Tuesday morning, when the Tigers will finally be able to get back at it and shred some Sox? Glad I can help… here it is.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/14/2013

Livio Connect

Ford Motor Buys Ferndale Car Connectivity Startup Livio

Ford Motor Co. has acquired the Ferndale-based in-car connectivity technology developer Livio for an undisclosed sum. The company says it will keep its storefront location in Ferndale and its employees.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/26/2013

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Zipcar Rolls Out In The Motor City

Zipcar Inc., the world’s leading car sharing network, Wednesday announced the expansion of Zipcar Detroit, bringing the total number of Zipcars in the city up to 40. With the expansion, Detroit becomes Zipcar’s 25th major metropolitan market.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/25/2013

The Ford Focus Electric. (Ford Motor Co. photo.)

Ford Offers Employees Free EV Charging

More Ford Motor Co. employees will be able to drive to work entirely on electricity, soon thanks to a new workplace charging network being installed at nearly every Ford building in the United States and Canada.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/16/2013

C-Max Energi cutaway (Ford photo)

Ford Delivers Best August Hybrid Sales Ever

Ford Motor Co. said it delivered its best August electrified vehicle sales ever with more than 8,292 sales, up 288 percent over the same period a year ago.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/05/2013

2013 Ford Fiesta

Technology Helps Fiesta Outsell Competition; Ford Sees Fastest Share Growth Among Millennials

Ford Motor Co. says its Fiesta subcompact is now outselling the Toyota and Scion brands’ triplet of subcompact vehicles in the first half of 2013, 45,831 units to 32,510 units. And the vehicle’s high-tech interior is a major reason why.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/25/2013

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A Clean Story: Ford’s New 3D Dirt Detection Technology Yields Better Paint Jobs

Ford Motor Co. Thursday announced an industry-first dirt detection technology to ensure superior paint and surface quality.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/22/2013