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After days of restraint, Trump mocks Kavanaugh accuser

Southaven - President Donald Trump on Tuesday openly mocked the university professor who has accused his Supreme Court nominee of sexual assault, joking about her inability to remember details surrounding the night of the alleged attack.

Automaker shares fall sharply after being hit by Trump tariffs

Ford, General Motors, and Fiat Chrysler cut profit forecasts and their shares fell sharply on Wednesday, in a clear sign the global trade war is hurting the world’s largest car makers.

Big three U.S. auto makers show sales rise in June

In June, sales were stronger for top US auto manufacturers. Consumers continued to buy sport utility vehicles and trucks in larger numbers. So far there seems to be no negative reaction to higher fuel prices, interest rates and trade tensions.

Ford is testing autonomous delivery vans in Miami Florida

Miami - Ford has been using the city of Miami as a site to test its self-driving vehicles since earlier this year. Recently the company joined forces with Postmates to research how people will react and interact with deliveries by autonomous delivery vans.

Supplier fire forces suspension of Ford F-150 production

Eaton Rapids - After a May 2 fire at a supplier's factory in Michigan caused a shortage of parts, Ford on Wednesday suspended production of its F-150 pickup truck—the best-selling vehicle in the US for more than three decades.

Ford partners with Qualcomm to build fully connected cars

Ford has announced a partnership with Qualcomm to develop "C-V2X" tech to connect cars to their surroundings. Short for Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything, the concept would allow vehicles to share information between themselves and city infrastructure.

US union rips Ford plan to move electric vehicles to Mexico

Detroit - The United Auto Workers chief on Wednesday blasted Ford's decision to send production of electric vehicles to Mexico, out of its home base in Michigan.

Op-Ed: A unique partnership, shows San Jose leads the way to the future Special

San Jose - Commuters rejoice! Bicycling and air travel have a connection as Ford GoBike and Alaska Airlines launched the ‘Miles for Miles’ member rewards program this past October 26 in San Jose.

Ford invests in start-up to create open-source mobility platform

Ford has invested in Silicon Valley start-up firm Autonomic Inc. The company's software provides services useful to autonomous ride-hailing businesses, including networked data streams between vehicles and operators. Ford will build open-source services.

GM and Ford announce major electric vehicle plans

With China moving to ban gasoline-powered vehicles in the near future and California planning to do the same, automakers in the United States and worldwide are scrambling to embrace electric vehicles.

Review: Chicago marvelous at Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk Special

Brooklyn - On October 1, iconic rock group Chicago performed at the Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk in Brooklyn, New York.

Ford uses Microsoft HoloLens to accelerate its car design

Ford has started using Microsoft's HoloLens headset to streamline its car development process. The company is using the mixed reality device to more rapidly iterate over design prototypes, allowing it to test the look of different parts in near real-time.

Ford to cut 10% of global workforce: report

New York - US auto giant Ford is poised to cut thousands of jobs worldwide, with reductions expected to total about 10 percent of its global workforce, the Wall Street Journal reported late Monday.

Tesla's market cap soars above Ford, GM

2017 will likely go down in the history books as a year of disruption. Old industries are being reshaped by bold new ideas, technologies and modes of communication.

Harrison Ford avoids action over near-miss plane landing

Los Angeles - Hollywood star Harrison Ford is to avoid punishment over a near-miss at a California airport as he was piloting his private plane, his lawyer told AFP on Monday.

Op-Ed: Mr. Trump needs to get his story right on Ford Motor Co.

President-elect Donald Trump is claiming he is responsible for Ford Motor Company keeping an assembly plant in Kentucky and not moving it to Mexico. Actually, Ford never said it was moving the plant.

A car cocktail: Ford, tequila-maker mix for auto parts

Mexico - Booze and driving are a bad combination, but US auto company Ford and Mexico's tequila maker Jose Cuervo have found a way to mix together.

Ford’s robots can build cars, make coffee and give massages

Aside from acquiring the ability to help build cars, robots at the Ford Motor Company’s assembly plant in Germany can also make coffee and even give massages.

Former Toronto mayor Rob Ford dead of cancer at 46

Montr - Former Toronto mayor Rob Ford, who made international headlines when he was caught using crack cocaine while in office in Canada's largest city, died Tuesday at age 46 after a battle with cancer.

U.S. auto sales best in 15 years in February

February auto sales in the United States rose at a seasonally adjusted annual rate in February of 17.43 million according to WardsAuto. Autodata put the rate at 17.54 million.

Ford announces the addition of four new SUVs to lineup

Ford announced on Thursday at the Chicago Auto Show that it will launch four new sport-utility vehicles over the next four years, recognizing their popularity among millennials and baby boomers.

Honda joins list of automaker recalls with Takata airbags

A third automaker has issued a recall of a line of vehicles equipped with a specific manufacturer's components following an internal review of the cars' airbags.

Harrison Ford 'battered but OK' after LA plane crash

Los Angeles - Hollywood star Harrison Ford was injured when the small plane he was flying suffered engine failure and crash-landed on a golf course outside Los Angeles, officials said.

Microsoft unveils Forza Motorsport 6 for Xbox One; Ford GT stars

Microsoft has publicly revealed the next installment in its Forza Motorsport Xbox racing series. The sixth major addition to the long-running franchise accompanied by the spin-off Forza Horizon, it is expected to launch at some point this year.

Op-Ed: U.S. biz pays CEOs more than taxes, and no questions asked?

Sydney - Generosity to oneself is pretty normal. When U.S. corporations who refuse to consider raising minimum wage and audit staff toilet time start giving their pet high flyers more money than they pay in taxes, questions need to be asked. Nobody's asking.

Ford develops car seat which detects driver having a heart attack

Ford has developed a car seat that can detect if a driver is having a heart attack. If such a condition is detected, automated braking and steering systems can be activated to stop the vehicle.

Ford to add more than 1,000 jobs in Missouri

On Thursday, Ford Motor Company announced that it has plans to add 1,200 new jobs at its assembly plant in Kansas City, Missouri.

Electric turbo vehicles could solve speed problems

New technology may see electric vehicles gaining a similar boost of speed to their older counterparts. By using an "electric turbo" system drivers allegedly can get both the speed they want and still be environmentally conscious.

Ford pays owners for overstating MPG

Detroit - Ford said it recently discovered an error in their calculation used to determine fuel efficiency. That meant to them that the gas mileage was less than advertised, usually by between one and five miles per gallon.

Ford recalls vehicles over steering, seat back issues

New York - Ford Motor issued two vehicle recalls Monday, one to fix a corrosion risk that could affect steering and another to replace seat frames that do not meet safety standards.
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