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Ford to Focus on Trucks, EVs, Connectivity

Ford to Focus on Trucks, EVs, Connectivity

Ford CEO Jim Hackett said on Tuesday the automaker plans to reduce engineering costs by 50% through 2022. Ford will also shift investment into trucks and electrified vehicles, and reduce costs and investment in sedans and internal combustion engines.

October 4, 2017

Toyota, Ford Form Organization to Improve Phone-to-Car Connectivity

Jurecki Departs RouteOne to Become CEO of FordDirect

Mike Jurecki, who led the formation of RouteOne when he joined the joint venture as CEO in 2002, is leaving the technology firm to join FordDirect as CEO. He officially takes the helm on June 6.

May 17, 2016

Ford Forms Mobile Tech-Focused Subsidiary

With the formation of Ford Smart Mobility, the automaker has its sights on becoming one of the leaders in connectivity, mobility, autonomous vehicles, the customer experience, and data analytics.

March 15, 2016

Subaru, Ford Rank Highest in Loyalty Rates, Experian Reports

New-Vehicle Registrations Return to Prerecession Levels

Based on new-vehicle registration data collected by Experian Automotive, industry sales have returned to prerecession levels. Crossover utility vehicles and the state of California have led the way, accounting for 23.9% and 11.8% of all new-vehicle registrations, respectively.

December 15, 2015

Former Ford Exec Joins Motormindz

John Felice, who served as director of Ford's fleet sales unit, has joined the global automotive professional services and technology company as a senior partner.

November 10, 2015

Ford Syndicating Dealer Inventory to CarGurus.com

Ford, Lincoln Add Tablets to Improve Customer Service

Ford and Lincoln service centers are putting tablets in the hands of advisors in dealership service lanes as part of two new phases of the SMART Technology program that launched in early 2014.

January 15, 2015

Latest Car Technology is Affordable, Says Edmunds

Technologies like pilot parking, easy-fill tire alert, Wi-Fi hotspots, and hydrophobic windows will be available to most mainstream drivers a lot sooner than they might expect, Edmunds.com predicts.

July 11, 2013

FordDirect Launches DealerConnection Video Showroom

FordDirect, a joint venture between Ford Motor Company and its franchised dealers, launched DealerConnection Vehicle Showroom (VSR). The solution is based on SiSTeR's Technologies' VSHOC and Publisher platform.

February 9, 2012