Ford

9th April 2021

Ford Backs ‘Thunderbirds’ e-Scooter Recovery Trial

Ford’s e-scooter mobility wing has commissioned a mobile rescue, repair and recharge vehicle inspired by the Thunderbird 2 craft from the famous 1960s animated puppet TV show. The vehicle,...

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22nd March 2021

Weekly Brief: Automaker Self-Belief in EVs a Vital Element

“You can or you can’t, either way you’re right.” I heard these words of inspirational advice on a run last week with my virtual trainer, who was leading me...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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17th March 2021

BEV and Diesel Star in Latest Compact Ford LCV

While an all-electric version of Ford’s latest generation compact Transit Custom LCV grabs the headlines, the automaker is also releasing a new ICE diesel variant too. Also, in a...

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10th March 2021

Opening AV Tech Doors with Open-Source Software

Open source software solutions are already being deployed globally by automakers investing in autonomous vehicle technologies. The potential for open source software applications in everything from simulation and testing...

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5th March 2021

EVs First to Reap Benefits of the Software Defined Vehicle

The software defined vehicle is here and proving most of its benefits in the BEV space. That’s the opinion of automotive software specialist Altia’s CEO Mike Juran. Speaking to...

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1st March 2021

VW’s ID. Buzz First to be Autonomous BEV

Volkswagen has pledge that it’s ID. Buzz light commercial vehicle BEV will be the automaker’s first fully autonomous vehicle. To be produced by it commercial wing, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles...

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22nd February 2021

Weekly Brief: Automakers Running Scared into EV Stampede

It’s a scary time to be a carmaker. I was reminded of that last week when Jaguar Land Rover hitched its future to electric vehicles. The company said that...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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15th February 2021

Weekly Brief: Automakers See US as Ripe for EV Revolution

Toyota is back on the electric vehicle bandwagon. The carmaker plans to debut two EVs in the US this year and bring them to market in 2022, the carmaker...

Commentary by Andrew Tolve

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2nd February 2021

Ford Chooses Google as Connected Car Partner

Ford is to let Google handle its V2X data seemingly ending the debate over whether automakers will ring-fence their product and consumer generated information. The automaker has agreed to...

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20th January 2021

Automaker Blockchain Bid to end Used Car ‘Clocking’

Blockchain security technology is being used to prevent pre-owned vehicles having their digitally recorded mileage altered, or ‘clocked’, by unscrupulous sellers. The process of ‘correcting’ a vehicle’s recorded mileage...

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18th December 2020

AI to Boost Ford’s e-Scooter Safety and Security

Ford’s micro-mobility unit, Spin, will incorporate AI technology into its e-scooter share scheme in a bid to boost rider safety and vehicle security. It has partnered with Drover AI...

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30th November 2020

Weekly Brief: Lime Shows the Way for Micromobility Post Pandemic

E-scooter start-up Lime generated positive free cash flow and a quarterly profit in the third quarter of 2020, both firsts for the company. CEO Wayne Ting said last week...

Commentary by Andrew Tolve

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