Ford

30th June 2020

Insurers See Virus’s Unexpected Boost for UBI

The Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted lives and livelihoods globally but one of the most startling and apparent changes has been the rapid decline in vehicular traffic. Insurance industry experts...

By Robert Gray

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23rd June 2020

Ford Claims 17% Fuel Saving on Focus Mild Hybrid

Ford’s mild hybrid version of its new Focus claims a 17% fuel saving while delivering more power than the out-going gasoline equivalent. Employing the automaker’s 48-volt mild hybrid technology...

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22nd June 2020

Weekly Brief: Ford’s Hands-Free Assistance a Litmus Test for Autonomous

Ford has announced its long-anticipated hands-free technology will debut on the 2021 all-electric Mustang Mach-E, which hits dealership floors in late 2020. Unfortunately, Active Drive Assist won’t be released...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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22nd May 2020

Building Connected Ecosystems for Branded Revenue Streams

The automotive industry continues its slow trudge towards autonomous technology. Yet, this is the time carmakers are busy considering how best to create and nurture innovative content ecosystems that...

By Andrew Williams

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18th May 2020

Weekly Brief: Delusional Musk Won’t Stop the Virus-Savvy Innovators

After a month of stalled assembly lines and shuttered factories, the North American automotive industry is coming back to life. Carmakers began to reopen their factories last week as...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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5th May 2020

Automakers Agree Driverless Tech Definitions

Despite a recent retreat from driverless technology, automakers have at least agreed some definitions around what constitutes an autonomous vehicle. With the twin pressures of the enduringly high cost...

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24th April 2020

Factory Ford BEV Dragster to Crack 8-Sec Quarter Mile

Ford is planning a factory built drag-racer BEV able to crack the 8-second standing quarter mile barrier with a terminal speed of more than 170mph. Its one-off Mustang Cobra...

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14th April 2020

Weekly Brief: Virus ‘Rationalizing’ Could Repeat Auto Brand Extinction

US stocks delivered a blistering rally last week, as the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose more than 25% into a full-blown bull market. Automakers shared...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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9th April 2020

Ford and VW Cars Open to Hackers, Research Claims

Cyber-security researchers are claiming some current connected Ford and Volkswagen vehicles are easy targets for malicious hackers. The report researched by cyber consultancy Context Information Security and published by...

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30th March 2020

Weekly Brief: Carmakers’ Switch to Respirator Production Gives Us All Hope

A week after shutting down their manufacturing operations owing to the coronavirus pandemic, many carmakers found themselves planning to re-open their factories last week. However, this time they plan...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

26th March 2020

Sunshine State’s EV Cash Hand-Outs Boost Adoption

California is leading the United States in electric vehicle adoption. The Sunshine state has many programs and incentives that are enticing Californians to buy and lease electric and plug-in...

By Lynn Walford

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23rd March 2020

Weekly Brief: Automotive’s Virus Lockdown a Time to Reflect

The threat of a widespread lockdown across the automotive industry turned into a reality last week, as the coronavirus continued to unleash chaos around the world. All major automakers...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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