Tag: Ford

Ford taps Clinc for conversational AI in autos

Clinc, a four-year-old conversational AI startup, is teaming up with Ford to power voice recognition in the Detroit automaker’s cars. The two companies announced the collaboration today during the Detroit Auto Show, at a panel hosted by Inforum about machine learning and the future of in-vehicle technology. According to Clinc […]

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Ford’s Chariot Program Didn’t Last Very Long

Chariot, Ford’s app-based shuttle service, has announced it will throw in the towel due to the rapidly changing “mobility landscape” of major cities. When the company launched in 2014 with Jim Hackett at the helm, it joined a bundle of “microtransit” firms hoping to undercut brands like Uber while providing a […]

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Thaddeus McCotter: China Is ‘Building Communism’ in America with Technology, Finance

Former Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (R-MI) told Breitbart News that China uses technology and finance as tools to globally project is communist ideology. McCotter described China’s geopolitical ambition as an existential threat to America and the broader West, offering his remarks on Tuesday’s edition of SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Tonight. Breitbart News Senior Editor-at-Large Rebecca Mansour asked […]

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Rare Rides: This Merkur XR4Ti From 1989 Is Pristine

Imagine you’re an American auto executive in the 1980s, looking on in desperation as all the youthful and wealthy customers head almost solely to BMW showrooms for their sports-oriented sedans and coupes. Now imagine you work at Ford, and you’ve decided to do something about it. By the way, you’re […]

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New Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Coming to Detroit in January

Not to be outdone by Toyota’s announcement of an all-wheel drive Prius at the Los Angeles Auto Show, Ford issued a teaser promoting the most capable variant of one of its own iconic models — the Mustang Shelby GT500. However, the car isn’t coming to LA. According to Ford’s social […]

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Ford partners with Postmates and Walmart for autonomous grocery delivery in Miami area

Driverless grocery delivery is a hot new trend. Nuro teamed up with grocery giant Kroger for self-driving grocery deliveries in the U.S. this summer, and shortly after, startup Robotmart announced plans to test its driverless grocery store on wheels. In September, Udelv partnered with Farmstead grocery chains in Oklahoma City to transport perishables to […]

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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 […]

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The First Ford Mustang Owner Kept The Car, It’s Now Worth $350K

DEARBORN, Mich. (CBS Local) – A family’s decision to hang on to their old Ford Mustang has literally paid off. Gail Wise was only 22 when she bought a brand new Ford Mustang in 1964; her car is now worth over $350,000. At a celebration honoring Ford’s 10 millionth Mustang rolling off the assembly line, Wise and […]

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Toyota and Honda Have Good Reason Not to Abandon Sedans

Ford’s already brought the axe down on all but one of its car models, and General Motors looks ready to do the same. Other automakers, however, know that ditching sedans would mean abandoning key groups of customers. For Toyota and Honda, models like the Camry and Civic resonate far more among some demographics, and leaving […]

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Ford’s Baby Bronco Sounds More Like a Butch Escape

Frankly, it’s doubtful many people imagined anything else. Not content with just foisting a new Bronco on us (while keeping the design under wraps for an infuriating length of time), Ford will debut a new small SUV alongside the returning nameplate. Just don’t expect any sharing between the two. According to a Ford exec, the […]

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Eye Spy: GM Engineers Hopped on the Ford Tour for Pickup Inspiration

Figuring out how best to shave weight from the next-generation Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra wasn’t an easy task, with some General Motors engineers resorting to taking public tours of Ford’s Dearborn truck assembly plant just to see how their rival handled its all-aluminum body. Ultimately, GM opted for a hybrid solution of sorts — […]

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Talking Cars: Amazon Lets Loose Alexa Software Kit for Infotainment Systems

You’re likely familiar with Amazon’s cloud-based virtual home assistant Alexa. She’s the little voice that lives inside the Echo, a device which allows consumers to manage their calendar, set alarms, create a shopping list, adjust the thermostat, play music, and a multitude of other functions all via voice command. However, if you’re anything like me, you […]

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Department of the Interior: 2019 Ford Ranger

Today, readers, we learn the value of keeping browser tabs open. This is a more fruitful activity than, say, leaving a bag of potato chips open — which inevitably leads to soggy crisps. While viewing the not-yet-ready-for-public-consumption Ford Ranger on Tuesday, a site promptly pulled down by the Blue Oval, we learned of the upcoming […]

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2019 Lincoln MKZ Adds Tech, Ditches Black Label, Begins Probable Death March

With the future of Ford’s sedans looking rather bleak, Lincoln has made some changes to the MKZ for the 2019 model year. There’s nothing really wrong with the luxury sedan; it’s a solid performer (minus the recalls) and has become rather handsome since its 2017 facelift. But it’s too similar to its sibling car, the […]

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