3rd September 2015

How customer experience is driving the connected car

According to a 2014 Harris Poll AutoTECHCASTSM study, 42% of car owners of models purchased in 2009 or more recently are aware of connected cars, although levels of familiarity...


26th June 2015

Ford edges closer to autonomous production

Bloomberg reports this is a sign that Ford is getting closer to putting an autonomous auto on the road. In a statement from Ford’s research lab in Palo Alto,...


26th June 2015

Weekly Brief: Mini, Opel and Ford add to car-sharing gold rush

In this week’s Brief: MINI, Airbnb, BMW, BMW DriveNow, Opel, Toyota, Ford, Getaround, easyCar Club, Google, OnStar, Chevrolet, Nokia HERE, Facebook, Apple, Uber, Baidu, BMW, Mercedes, Audi, Bloomberg, Jaguar,...


23rd June 2015

180-degree cameras to aid safety at road junctions

The Front Split View Camera will be available as an option on the new Ford Galaxy and S-MAX and displays a 180-degree view from the front of the car,...


8th June 2015

Carmakers prepare to go to war over dashboards

Bloomberg reports Toyota, the world’s largest automaker, will explore working with Ford on integrating smartphone applications into cars, the two companies said in e-mailed statements. Ford said its SmartDeviceLink...


26th May 2015

Ford rolls out GoDrive across London

Its GoDrive service claims to offer flexible, practical and affordable access to a fleet of cars for one-way journeys with easy parking throughout the city. The project started as...


20th May 2015

Mass market car makers are doomed by autonomous vehicles

US auto sales may drop about 40% in the next 25 years because of shared driverless cars, forcing mass-market producers such as General Motors and Ford to slash output....


19th May 2015

Your chance to meet this year’s OEM of the Year

See the shoot-out and enjoy a gala evening on 2 June at the Hyatt Place Detroit/Novi. Our awards have been created to highlight the best-of-the-best in each of the...


11th May 2015

European eCall app launched by Ford

While the newapp is primarily available as a servicing locator it also boasts a number of safety provisions including alerting emergency services in the event of a major collision....


1st May 2015

Ford scoops safety and semi-autonomous award

The Centre of Automotive Management based in Germany named it the category winner after considering innovations from 18 global automotive groups representing 53 brands. The new Ford Focus also...


30th April 2015

Better Connections: EVs and a Bigger, Smarter Grid

Automakers like Ford and utility companies like Pacific Gas & Electric are working hard to make sure EVs get connected to the Smart Grid in smart ways to fulfill...


23rd April 2015

The need for speed

Automakers and suppliers are putting the hammer down by speeding up production cycles to keep connected cars current but also to stay ahead of the consumer electronics curve as...