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Despite High Hopes, Self-Driving Cars Are ‘Way in the Future’

A year ago, Detroit and Silicon Valley had visions of putting thousands of self-driving taxis on the road in 2019, ushering in an age of driverless cars. Most of those cars have yet to arrive — and it is likely to be years before they do. Several carmakers and technology companies have concluded that making […]

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Ford Teasing Probable Pickup Emoji

<img data-attachment-id="1681704" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/ford-emoji-teaser-e1563302906262.png" data-orig-size="860,515" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="ford emoji teaser" data-image-description=" ford/youtube ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/ford-emoji-teaser-e1563302906262-450×269.png” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/ford-emoji-teaser-e1563302906262-610×365.png” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1681704″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/ford-emoji-teaser-e1563302906262-610×365.png” alt width=”610″ height=”365″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/ford-emoji-teaser-e1563302906262-610×365.png 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/ford-emoji-teaser-e1563302906262-75×45.png 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/ford-emoji-teaser-e1563302906262-450×269.png 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/ford-emoji-teaser-e1563302906262-768×460.png 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/ford-emoji-teaser-e1563302906262-120×72.png 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/ford-emoji-teaser-e1563302906262.png 860w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Ford was teasing a new pickup truck on Tuesday. No, it’s not the Bronco-based one we mentioned […]

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Ford and VW to Share Costs of Self-Driving, Electric Cars

Ford Motor and Volkswagen said Friday they would team up to develop self-driving cars and share electric-car components, significantly broadening an existing alliance and illustrating how automakers are putting aside rivalries to manage the astronomical cost of new technologies. The agreement calls for Volkswagen to purchase a stake in a Ford-backed start-up that is developing […]

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Transmission Trouble: Report Claims Ford Knew Focus/Fiesta DSP6 Was Defective

<img data-attachment-id="1680970" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/14FOCU_ST_5DR_FF_161db2c_r2-e1562875977360.jpg" data-orig-size="4349,3014" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"20","credit":"Wieck","camera":"Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III","caption":"The 2014 Ford Focus ST hatchback delivers the same driving attributes that make all Ford Sport Technologies models stand out. The chassis, engine, sound and comfort of the car are tuned to deliver a truly sporty experience combined with a high level of refinement. These same […]

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Ford and VW Are Set to Cooperate on Self-Driving and Electric Cars

FRANKFURT — Ford Motor Company and Volkswagen are expected to sign an agreement as soon as next week to share the cost of developing autonomous vehicles and producing electric cars, according to two people with knowledge of the discussions. The agreement, likely to be approved by Volkswagen’s supervisory board on Thursday, would deepen an existing […]

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Lee Iacocca Was a C.E.O. for the Television Age

Long before Lee Iacocca ran the Ford Motor Company and then the Chrysler Corporation, there were corporate leaders who captured the public’s imagination, like John D. Rockefeller, Walt Disney, Estée Lauder and Henry Ford. But Mr. Iacocca was among the first of the celebrity chief executives of the Andy Warhol era of quick corporate fame […]

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Lee Iacocca, Visionary Automaker Who Led Both Ford and Chrysler, Is Dead at 94

Lee A. Iacocca, the visionary automaker who ran the Ford Motor Company and then the Chrysler Corporation and came to personify Detroit as the dream factory of America’s postwar love affair with the automobile, died on Tuesday at his home in Bel Air, Calif. He was 94. He had complications from Parkinson’s Disease, a family […]

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Shelby GT500 Pricing Confirmed – $97.36 per Horsepower

$73,995 will be the cost of entry for the fastest production Mustang ever made, including destination and the gas-guzzler tax. Fully-optioned, the Shelby GT500 can top $100,000, which also makes it the most expensive production Mustang ever made. The Mustang6G Forum first published leaked pricing and an order guide for the 2020 Shelby GT500, while […]

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Ford Trimming 12,000 European Jobs Before 2021

<img data-attachment-id="1497705" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/cq5dam.web_.1024.768-1-e1485355632201.jpeg" data-orig-size="1024,634" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="Ford badge emblem logo" data-image-description=" Image: Ford Motor Co. ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/cq5dam.web_.1024.768-1-e1485355632201-450×279.jpeg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/cq5dam.web_.1024.768-1-e1485355632201-610×378.jpeg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1497705″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/cq5dam.web_.1024.768-1-e1485355632201-610×378.jpeg” alt=”Ford badge emblem logo” width=”610″ height=”378″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/cq5dam.web_.1024.768-1-e1485355632201-610×378.jpeg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/cq5dam.web_.1024.768-1-e1485355632201-75×46.jpeg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/cq5dam.web_.1024.768-1-e1485355632201-450×279.jpeg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/cq5dam.web_.1024.768-1-e1485355632201-768×476.jpeg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/cq5dam.web_.1024.768-1-e1485355632201-120×74.jpeg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/cq5dam.web_.1024.768-1-e1485355632201.jpeg 1024w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Back in January, Ford provided the preliminary details for its […]

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Ford to Cut 12,000 Jobs in Europe

LONDON — Ford Motor Company said on Thursday it would cut about a fifth of its European work force and shut down five plants as the company deals with weak demand for its cars. The automaker, which has struggled to turn a profit in Europe, said that about 12,000 of its 65,000 workers across Europe […]

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Ford Readies GT Announcement for America’s Birthday

<img data-attachment-id="1678574" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/GT_Teaser_hi-res.jpg" data-orig-size="1280,720" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="GT_Teaser_hi-res" data-image-description=" ford motor co ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/GT_Teaser_hi-res-450×253.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/GT_Teaser_hi-res-610×343.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1678574″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/GT_Teaser_hi-res-610×343.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”343″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/GT_Teaser_hi-res-610×343.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/GT_Teaser_hi-res-75×42.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/GT_Teaser_hi-res-450×253.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/GT_Teaser_hi-res-768×432.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/GT_Teaser_hi-res-120×68.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/GT_Teaser_hi-res.jpg 1280w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Ford is planning on sharing some big, GT-related news for America’s birthday. On Friday, the company said […]

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Ford Confirms Shelby GT500 Will Yield 760 Horsepower

<img data-attachment-id="1678366" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/DSC05783_2-e1560961516923.jpg" data-orig-size="3221,2549" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"5.6","credit":"","camera":"ILCE-7RM3","caption":"The all-new Shelby GT500\u2013the pinnacle of any pony car ever engineered by Ford Performance\u2013delivers on its heritage with more than 700 horsepower for the quickest street-legal acceleration and most high-performance technology to date ever offered in a Ford Mustang.","created_timestamp":"1544625654","copyright":"","focal_length":"32","iso":"100","shutter_speed":"0.005","title":"2020 Mustang Shelby GT500","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="2020 Mustang Shelby GT500" data-image-description=" ford ” […]

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Automakers Tell Trump His Pollution Rules Could Mean ‘Untenable’ Instability and Lower Profits

Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. WASHINGTON — Many of the world’s largest automakers joined together Thursday to tell President Trump that one of his most sweeping deregulatory efforts — his plan to weaken pollution standards for automobiles — threatens to hurt their profitability and produce […]

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Ford Is Fined in China as Trade Fight With U.S. Rages

BEIJING — China’s antitrust regulator on Wednesday announced a fine of around $25 million on Ford’s main joint venture in the country, the latest action against an American company amid the widening economic battle between China and the United States. The fine on Changan Ford, which is owned equally by the Detroit automaker and a […]

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Can Tesla Ever Be More Than a Niche Automaker? Wall St. Increasingly Thinks No

Get the DealBook newsletter to make sense of major business and policy headlines — and the power-brokers who shape them.__________ Few companies have created such strong and divergent opinions across Wall Street as Tesla. To the company’s biggest boosters, Tesla’s chief executive, Elon Musk, is a new Steve Jobs — out to revolutionize transportation and […]

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Ford Is ‘Exploring’ Robots…

<img data-attachment-id="1675040" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/2019_0510_ford-agility-0368_C1-e1558556634256.jpg" data-orig-size="4075,2778" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"4","credit":"Tim LaBarge","camera":"Canon EOS 5D Mark IV","caption":"Ford and Agility Robotics explore how a new robot, Digit, can help get packages to your door efficiently with the help of self-driving vehicles.","created_timestamp":"1558555974","copyright":"Tim LaBarge 2019","focal_length":"40","iso":"250","shutter_speed":"0.001","title":"Digit – Agility Robotics","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="Digit – Agility Robotics" data-image-description=" ford ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/2019_0510_ford-agility-0368_C1-e1558556608931-450×307.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/2019_0510_ford-agility-0368_C1-e1558556608931-610×416.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1675040″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/2019_0510_ford-agility-0368_C1-e1558556608931-610×416.jpg” alt width=”610″ […]

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