US Automotive News

Many failures in Gizzell Ford death, few fixes yet – Chicago Tribune

The discovery of 8-year-old Gizzell Ford’s tortured body in a trash-strewn Chicago apartment set off a firestorm of shock, disgust and demands for change. Months after a judge ruled against the child’s mother and placed Gizzell in her grandmother’s home with her bedridden father, the straight-A student suffered horrific abuse while tied to a bedpost for days at a time, was denied food and water, and punished for trying to…

Posted: Friday, March 31, 2017

Ford hires 400 for Canadian connected car research – ABC News

Ford Motor Co. will hire approximately 400 employees from software company BlackBerry Ltd. as part of sizable new investments in Canada that include a connected-vehicle research center in Ottawa, company officials said Thursday. Ford said the Ottawa research center is part of a $500 million Canadian (US$376 million) investment. It comes amid a race by automakers to secure engineering talent to ensure they don’t get left behind as vehicles become…

Posted: Friday, March 31, 2017

Ford supplier eyes $49M growth south of Louisville – Courier-Journal – The Courier-Journal

Buy Photo Ford Motor Co.’s Kentucky Truck Plant is one place where stamped parts are assembled on F-Series trucks and SUV’s.(Photo: Aaron Borton/ Special to The Courier-Journal)Buy Photo Ford Motor supplier Tower Automotive has unveiled plans to invest a combined $49.3 million and add 60 jobs at existing facilities in Shepherdsville and Bardstown after being awarded new business. The larger infusion of $29.4 million will go to Tower’s Bardstown facilities, while its…

Posted: Friday, March 31, 2017

Dodge Demon’s A/C helps its supercharged Hemi make more power – Fox News

Staying cool is one important key to performance. Simply, more air means more power, and cool, dense air is better than hot air. While forced induction might help make copious amounts of horsepower, turbos and superchargers produce heat. Intercoolers help, but the new Dodge Demon and its supercharged Hemi need a bit of an extra boost. In Drag Mode, the Demon’s engine commandeers the car’s air conditioning system to help…

Posted: Friday, March 31, 2017

Ford recall includes Escapes made in Louisville – The Courier-Journal

Ford Escapes made in Louisville are part of recalls of 441,000 vehicles by Ford Motor Co.(Photo: Courtesy of Ford Motor Co.) Ford said Wednesday that it would repair defects in more than 441,000 vehicles in North America through separate recalls, including certain versions of the popular Escape sport-utility vehicle and Fusion sedan. The repairs include a new recall to prevent engine fires and expansion of an ongoing campaign to fix…

Posted: Friday, March 31, 2017

Ford is hiring 400 BlackBerry engineers to work on connected cars – MarketWatch

Ford Motor Co. is hiring 400 engineers from BlackBerry Ltd’s BBRY, -0.86%  mobility-solutions unit to work on development of internet-connected vehicles, according to people briefed on the matter. The move will be announced Thursday morning at an…

Posted: Friday, March 31, 2017

Ford is increasing its investment in Michigan – Marketplace.org

“We have to make decisions for decades,” says Joe Hinrichs, Ford’s executive vice president of the Americas. “So we don’t get the luxury of making decisions that are four years in nature.” – Carl Court/Getty Images Ford Motor Company announced a $1.2 billion investment in U.S. facilities this morning. President Trump touted the news by tweeting  “Car companies coming back to the U.S. JOBS! JOBS! JOBS!” Ford said 130 jobs would be “created…

Posted: Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Greenlight Capital’s Einhorn: Two GM stock classes would better serve investors – CNBC

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Posted: Wednesday, March 29, 2017

About Ford And Its Dividend In 2017 – Seeking Alpha

Shareholders of Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) just can’t seem to get a break. Shares have dropped and haven’t found much traction over the last year or so. On March 1, shares were at $12.70, and as I write this today on March 28th, shares are at $11.58. Shares haven’t been this low since 2012. Courtesy of Google Finance That’s a pretty rough chart to look at. Yet, the income-minded investor…

Posted: Wednesday, March 29, 2017

‘Significant’ investments expected in 3 Ford plants – The Detroit News

Buy Photo Ford Motor Co. is expected to announce on Tuesday investments at its Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, Flat Rock Assembly Plant and its Romeo Engine Plant.(Photo: David Guralnick / The Detroit News)Buy Photo Ford Motor Co. will announce investments in three of its Michigan manufacturing plants Tuesday morning, according to three sources familiar with the automaker’s plans. The Dearborn-based automaker will announce investments at its Michigan Assembly Plant…

Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Roadshow Asks: How’d you get to be king of Mazda’s secret garage? – CNET

Just one of the hidden treasures in Randy Miller’s garage. Emme Hall/Roadshow Welcome to our new interview feature, Roadshow Asks, where we find out how people in the automotive industry snagged their dream careers. We’ll interview everyone from designers to race car drivers to get an idea of what their job entails, their education background and the role technology will play in their future. Randy Miller is our first victim….

Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Ford to announce investment in 3 Mich. plants – Detroit News – The Detroit News

Buy Photo Ford Motor Co. is expected to announce on Tuesday investments at its Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, Flat Rock Assembly Plant and its Romeo Engine Plant.(Photo: David Guralnick / The Detroit News)Buy Photo Ford Motor Co. will announce investments in three of its Michigan manufacturing plants Tuesday morning, according to three sources familiar with the automaker’s plans. The Dearborn-based automaker will announce investments at its Michigan Assembly Plant…

Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Roadshow Asks: How’d you get to be king of Mazda’s secret garage? – CNET

Just one of the hidden treasures in Randy Miller’s garage. Emme Hall/Roadshow Welcome to our new interview feature, Roadshow Asks, where we find out how people in the automotive industry snagged their dream careers. We’ll interview everyone from designers to race car drivers to get an idea of what their job entails, their education background and the role technology will play in their future. Randy Miller is our first victim….

Posted: Monday, March 27, 2017

Plateau in US auto sales heightens risk for lenders: Moody’s – CNBC

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Posted: Monday, March 27, 2017

Roadshow Asks: How’d you get to be king of Mazda’s secret garage? – CNET

Just one of the hidden treasures in Randy Miller’s garage. Emme Hall/Roadshow Welcome to our new interview feature, Roadshow Asks, where we find out how people in the automotive industry snagged their dream careers. We’ll interview everyone from designers to race car drivers to get an idea of what their job entails, their education background and the role technology will play in their future. Randy Miller is our first victim….

Posted: Monday, March 27, 2017

Plateau in US auto sales heightens risk for lenders: Moody’s – CNBC

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Posted: Monday, March 27, 2017

Ford Motor Co. admits to lemon law violations in Marion County – Indianapolis Star

The 2012 Ford Focus(Photo: Ford, Wieck) Three months after buying a brand new Ford Focus, Benjamin Rubin’s car started rattling, grinding and jerking. After taking it to the shop for repairs 16 times, filing complaints with the Better Business Bureau and Indiana Attorney General, then trying to unsuccessfully send it back to the manufacturer, the Indiana man filed a lawsuit against Ford Motor Co., in August 2015. In an unusual move…

Posted: Monday, March 27, 2017

Honda faces long haul to recoup jet costs – Reuters

TOKYO After three decades building an airplane from scratch, Michimasa Fujino, 56, chief engineer of the Hondajet, might have to reach a ripe old age to see Honda Motor Co’s (7267.T) pet aviation project recoup its development costs. Honda has declined to reveal the costs, but the automaker has been researching aircraft development since 1986, and Richard Aboulafia, vice president of analysis at aerospace consulting firm Teal Group, thinks it…

Posted: Monday, March 27, 2017

Toyota Finds Data-Driven ‘Vantage’ for RAV4 – Broadcasting & Cable

For Toyota and its ad agency Saatchi & Saatchi, data-driven advanced advertising is not just a bunch of buzzwords. The automaker used Viacom Vantage to help launch its new small SUV, the RAV4, and said the result was 100% higher than it would have gotten using more traditional media buying techniques. Viacom is one of the three members of the OpenAP consortium looking to standardize and measure audience buying-based targets…

Posted: Monday, March 27, 2017

Dodge for a Cause tournament held Sunday – WatertownDailyTimes.com

Posted: Monday, March 27, 2017