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Ford Tests Crash-Proof, Self-Parking Car
2013-10-10 04:35:32

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Ford has developed a new ‘crash-proof’ car that avoids collisions and even parks itself. The automaker said its new ‘Obstacle Avoidance’ technology allows the car to take control of the steering wheel when it detects the risk of a collision, whether from another vehicle or a pedestrian. The technology uses three radars, ultrasonic sensors and a camera to scan the road ahead. Upon detecting any slow-moving objects,...

2013-10-07 16:20:16

DEARBORN, Mich., Oct. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- -- By 2017, Ford will increase its global flexible manufacturing to produce on average four different models at each plant around the world -- Largest manufacturing expansion in 50 years with eight new assembly plants and six new powertrain plants globally to support growth and retain approximately 130,000 manufacturing jobs around the world -- Ford ramping up new advanced manufacturing techniques such as...

2013-07-30 00:20:14

DEARBORN, Mich., July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today marks the 150(th) anniversary of the birth of Henry Ford, whose innovative ideas revolutionized transportation and brought mobility to the masses. Henry Ford's enduring impact is being recognized through events and declarations across the United States and around the world. Celebrations at Ford Motor Company's Dearborn headquarters today are being complemented by a special proclamation by the state of Michigan declaring this "Henry...

2013-07-24 16:20:32

DEARBORN, Mich., July 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Still time to submit your app ideaToday is the deadline for all makers, hackers and developers interested in helping drivers improve their fuel economy to enter Ford's Personalized Fuel-Efficiency App Challenge. Developers of the winning apps share $50,000 in cash prizes with $25,000 going to the best overall app selected by the judging panel. more... Craig Daitch | cdaitch@ford.com | 313.594.7903 Ford first to join India CO(2)(...

2013-07-11 12:20:16

DEARBORN, Mich., July 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Mustang, and the path not takenOver the past five decades, Ford designers and engineers have drawn, built and tested countless cars that might have carried the galloping pony badge. But only a tiny fraction made it to production. Delve into the archives using the link below to see those Mustangs that didn't, so you can ponder what might have been. more... Alan Hall | ahall32@ford.com | 313.594.3744 Build it online: Mustang...

2013-06-26 16:20:47

DEARBORN, Mich., June 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- 'Visions of Tomorrow' restored An ad depicting Henry Ford's vision for putting the world on wheels has a fresh face: "Opening the Highways to All Mankind" first appeared in the Saturday Evening Post in 1925, and recently served as inspiration for the company as it implemented its One Ford plan. Now, a paper print of the ad and the painting used to create it, "Visions of Tomorrow," has been restored by The Henry Ford; it is a new...

2013-06-19 16:21:56

DEARBORN, Mich., June 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- F-150 wins truck shootout The Ford F-150 has been named winner of the 2013 Light-Duty Challenge by the editors of PickupTrucks.com and Popular Mechanics. F-150 beat out five competitors, including two of the newest entries from General Motors and the latest Ram. more... Mike Levine | mlevine5@ford.com | 313.323.6854 Ford skyrockets to second greenest brand in the world Ford has shot up 13 spots in a new report ranking companies on their...

2013-05-08 16:20:24

DEARBORN, Mich., May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ford adding 2,000-plus jobs at Kansas City AssemblyFord will add more than 2,000 jobs at Kansas City Assembly Plant, where the F-150 is built. Click here for an inside look at Ford employees working on assembly of the industry-leading Ford F-150. The company is adding the jobs to meet surging demand for F-150 and the planned production of the all-new Ford Transit. more... Kristina Adamski | kadamsk1@ford.com | 313.588.0849 Ford U.S. sales up...

2013-05-08 12:21:42

DETROIT, May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Nancy Darga has been appointed executive director of the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant museum and education center established to preserve the Detroit birthplace of the Model T. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120702/DE34230LOGO) Open to the public from April through October, the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant is located at 461 P­iquette Ave. in the heart of the MotorCities National Heritage Area. Prior to joining the museum, Darga had served as...

2013-05-02 16:20:16

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich., May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant and Museum complex in Detroit has selected AutoCom Associates as its public relations agency of record. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120213/DE52468LOGO ) Piquette is dedicated to preserving the Detroit birthplace of the Model T on Piquette Avenue. Open to the public from April through October, the museum complex is located at 461 P­iquette Ave. in the heart of the MotorCities National...