Ford

26th July 2021

Weekly Brief: Heads get Hotter as Robo-Taxi Market Heats Up

Ford and Argo AI will launch self-driving vehicles on Lyft’s ride-hailing network this year. The automaker and the autonomous vehicle start-up announced last week that their joint deployment with...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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22nd July 2021

Ford Partners with Octo for Embedded UBI

Ford has opted to partner with an established UBI provider to secure insurance needs for its customers. It has announced an agreement with Octo Telematics to embed its predictive...

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15th July 2021

With V2X You Don’t have to Put on the Red Light

In the not-too-distant future, will traffic lights cease to exist? That is the premise of an intriguing research project launched in England by Ford in 2016, in which the...

By Eric Volkman

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6th July 2021

Weekly Brief: Cheap, Clean Lithium is Key to BEV Success

A fire erupted on the surface of the Gulf of Mexico last week, as a gas leak from an underwater pipeline operated by Mexican oil company Pemex fueled the...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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28th June 2021

Weekly Brief: EVs Pick Their Way through US Political Minefield

The electric vehicle revolution got a boost in the United States last week, as President Joe Biden’s infrastructure bill came one step closer to fruition. A bipartisan group of...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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24th May 2021

Weekly Brief: Ford’s ‘Budget’ BEV Pickup Claims Game-Changer Status

The most popular vehicle in America went electric last week when Ford launched the F-150 Lightning pickup truck. The Lightning ditches the F-150’s traditional gasoline V6 engine for a...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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13th May 2021

Automakers Must Change to Exploit the Software-Defined Vehicle

Automakers know that software is the future but their evolution from car company to software company has just begun. Volkswagen Group will invest around $32Bn in digitalization by 2025....

By Susan Kuchinskas

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26th April 2021

Fords Worst for Green House Gas in Europe, Study Claims

Ford has been named and shamed as Europe’s highest mass market producer of green houses gases per car sold in the market last year. That’s the claim of a...

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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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