Tag: partnerships

Ford Teams Up With Rivian, Greases the Wheels With Half a Billion Dollars

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Report: Daimler Ready to Call It Quits With Renault-Nissan

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Report: No Merger, but That Doesn’t Mean PSA and Fiat Chrysler Aren’t Planning a New Partnership

Like characters on a long-running TV show, PSA Group and Fiat Chrysler remain the topic of intense speculation as to when they’ll hook up. There’s been romance in the past, including that time in 2007 when they spent the night and walked away with a series of jointly-developed small vans. The children’s names were Peugeot […]

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FCA’s Manley Open to Alliances, but Won’t Relinquish Grasp on Maserati

Ford and Volkswagen cosied up last year, cementing their relationship in an automotive alliance announced earlier this year, but could the same thing happen with Fiat Chrysler and France’s resurgent PSA Group? PSA, which plans to sell Peugeots in North America by 2026, is reportedly hunting for a partner, and FCA Mike Manley isn’t ruling […]

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Volkswagen, Ford Spar Over Alliance Investments

Hoping to minimize development costs, Volkswagen Group and Ford Motor Co. recently forged an automotive alliance. Collaborative projects officially include commercial vans and pickup trucks, though the duo are also said to be working together on electric and autonomous vehicle development. Unfortunately, trouble in pinning down the details has slightly soured the relationship. Through the alliance, Ford […]

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BMW and Mercedes-Benz: The Next Automakers to Buddy Up?

Cooperation is commonplace among automakers. Chrysler has worked with, or been purchased by, just about everyone at this point, but it’s far from the only manufacturer to get chummy with a rival company. Ford and Volkswagen are busy discussing their future together and Toyota tapped other brands to help it co-develop performance models like the 86 […]

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Ford and Volkswagen Might Make NAIAS Their Big Coming-out Party

Ford and Volkswagen, two auto giants who spent much of 2018 making eyes at each other and playfully batting away rumors (and sparking a few of their own), might lay their relationship bare in Detroit next week. The two automakers have already signed a Memorandum of Understanding, partnering initially with the aim of developing joint […]

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Ford Cautious but Optimistic Ahead of Key Volkswagen Meeting

Volkswagen’s supervisory board meets Friday to discuss how to handle the next decade of vehicle development, with CEO Herbert Diess expected to present a strategy that includes Ford as a key partner. The two automakers already have a Memorandum of Understanding with an eye on commercial vehicles, but VW could take the relationship further. Much […]

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Volkswagen and Ford Move Closer to an Agreement on Autonomy, Electrification, Assembly

Volkswagen AG and Ford Motor Co. continue to become more chummy with each passing day. They may even be on the cusp of sittin’ in a tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G. After signing a Memorandum of Understanding in June, executives are now hinting at widespread collaboration. Ford wants help in Europe and Latin America, areas awash in a sea of […]

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Dropbox partners with Google Cloud Identity for advanced security features

Security is top of mind for most enterprises, and not without good reason. In 2017, there were approximately 16.7 million victims of identity fraud — a record year-on-year high. And the most common method by which attackers compromise organizations today is phishing and social engineering, according to Trustwave. That’s why Dropbox is rising to meet […]

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Volkswagen Might Put Audi on the Back Burner, Spend More Time With Ford: Report

According to sources who spoke to Reuters, Volkswagen Group has more interest in pursuing technological relationships with new partners, especially Ford, than continuing on with Audi as its main development hub. At least for a while. VW CEO Herbert Diess will reportedly unveil a 10-year plan to his company’s board later this month, part of an […]

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Volkswagen’s Not Ruling Out an Electric Tie-up With Ford

Pretty much everything is on the table at this point. At least, that’s the way it looks to industry observers. The partnership announced between Ford and Volkswagen back in June has the potential to birth any number of outcomes — from jointly developed commercial vehicles (the initial aim), to badge-swapped overseas small cars, autonomous vehicle […]

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‘As Quickly As Possible’: Volkswagen Partnership Seen As Key to Ford’s Overseas Hopes

Ford Motor Company is engaged in hurried discussions with Volkswagen, with the German automaker seen as a sure-fire way to reverse falling fortunes in overseas markets. Ford needs help in Europe and Latin America, especially — a situation made clear in Thursday’s quarterly earnings report. Since signing a Memorandum of Understanding with VW in June, the […]

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Fordvergnügen: What Would a Ford/VW Merger Look Like?

Back in June, we brought you news that Ford Motor Company and Volkswagen AG seemed to be working on a relationship — potentially yielding jointly developed products aimed at the commercial sector. At the time, both companies issued a joint memorandum of understanding about potential product alliances. With the Blue Oval’s stock price in the […]

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Toyota Investing $500 Million Into Uber for Driverless Partnership

Toyota Motor Corp. is set to drop about $500 million into Uber Technologies Inc. under an agreement that will see both companies work jointly on self-driving vehicles. The ultimate goal is for Toyota to bring to market its own autonomous vehicles using some of Uber’s hardware, with direct access to its ride-sharing network. According to the automaker, […]

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