Ford

18th February 2019

Ford Launches “Warehouse on Wheels” Parcel Pilot

Ford has launched a pilot trial of a last-mile delivery service in London that could combine logistic solutions using light commercial vehicles with cycle and even pedestrian couriers. The...

Paul Myles TU-Editor

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11th February 2019

Weekly Brief: Amazon finally makes entrance into self-driving tech

With nearly every big tech company having entered the race for self-driving cars in the past 10 years, one name has remained conspicuously absent. The fact that it’s Amazon,...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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7th February 2019

Ford Trials AV Lighting Communication System

Ford has tested a lighting system it hopes will allow autonomous vehicles to communicate with other road users. The automaker collaborated with Chemnitz University of Technology (CUT) on testing...

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30th January 2019

Chariot Taught Ford a Multi-Million Dollar ‘Lesson’

Ford says it has learned a lesson about mobility solutions, albeit a $65M lesson being the cost of the collapse of its ill-fated Chariot acquisition. The urban ride-sharing scheme,...

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21st January 2019

Weekly Brief: Detroit Show on Wane But Boasts Ford and VW Alliance

The end is rarely pretty – The North American International Auto Show in Detroit was once a global spectacle. Auto enthusiasts flocked to the event from around the world...

Commentary by Andrew Tolve

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14th January 2019

Ford Looks To 5G for Future Connectivity

Ford looks set on a 5G cellular connected vehicle to infrastructure (C-V2X) future strategy as opposed to dedicated short-range communication (DSRC) networks preferred by the auto industry’s two biggest...

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11th January 2019

Wheels Come Off Ford’s Chariot

Ford has called time on its Chariot urban mobility solution just five years after acquiring the company for $65M. The service, which uses Ford Transit passenger carrying LCVs, operates...

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27th December 2018

AV Test Centers Boom Due to ‘Less Liability’

Ford, Daimler, and FCA were among the global players building brand new test centers in 2018 - and turning legacy infrastructure into future proving grounds.

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24th December 2018

AV Cyber-Security Standards Announced in UK

The UK’s standards and compliance authority has published new standards for cyber-security in autonomous vehicles. The British Standards Institute (BSI) received funding from the Department for Transport (DfT) to...

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11th December 2018

EU Gears Up For Billion Dollar Climate Fine For VW

Most carmakers are still sailing a course into swingeing punitive fines by the European Union for missing their CO₂ emissions targets with Volkswagen topping the list. That’s the assessment...

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30th November 2018

Ford’s Big Data Study May Predict Accident Black Spots

Ford claims it has managed to crack a major challenge for smart cities with a system that can predict where accidents will happen. By employing big data technology, Ford...

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28th November 2018

GM’s Cost Cutting Means High-Stakes Betting on Electric & Autonomous Vehicles

With GM cutting 14,000 jobs and closing five factories, the company is signaling that it's betting a big portion of its future on electric and autonomous vehicles.

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