Ford Expects Black Friday Rush TooSure, there are lots of car commercials this time of year featuring cars with big red bows on them. But does anybody actually buy a car as a holiday present? Well, who knows, but Ford Motor Co. says it sees a rush of online shoppers over the Thanksgiving weekend that would cheer any retailer.
Ford, Splunk Partner For Connected DashboardsSplunk 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.
Ford F-150 EcoBoost Hits 400,000 Sales, Saving 45M Gallons of Gas A YearFord 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.
Ford Says 'Big Data' Makes It More Nimble, More GreenNot 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.
Matt's Favorites: Ford-UM Open Battery Tech Center, Rosebud Galaxy And Much MoreSo 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.
Ford Motor Buys Ferndale Car Connectivity Startup LivioFord 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.
Zipcar Rolls Out In The Motor CityZipcar 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.
Ford Offers Employees Free EV ChargingMore 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.
Ford Delivers Best August Hybrid Sales EverFord 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.
Technology Helps Fiesta Outsell Competition; Ford Sees Fastest Share Growth Among MillennialsFord 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.
A Clean Story: Ford's New 3D Dirt Detection Technology Yields Better Paint JobsFord Motor Co. Thursday announced an industry-first dirt detection technology to ensure superior paint and surface quality.
Ford Cuts C-Max Hybrid MPG Claim, Owners To Get 'Goodwill' ChecksFord Motor Co. said late Thursday it would cut its gas mileage claims on its C-Max Hybrid and will write "goodwill" checks to current C-Max Hybrid owners and lessors to make up for earlier claims.
Ford Expands Availability Of Rear Inflatable Safety Belt To 2014 FusionThe 2014 Ford Fusion has become the only car in the popular midsize segment to offer rear inflatable safety belts, adding to the sedan's suite of available safety and driver-assist technologies. This option is also available in the Fusion Hybrid and Fusion Energi.
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