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2008-03-31
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In response to more stringent emissions requirements and increases in power and torque, BorgWarner Turbo & Emissions Systems has developed a regulated two-stage turbocharger, dubbed the R2S, for the North American diesel pickup truck market.
2008-06-09
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Two automakers are preparing for the future by spending substantial money to beef up their operations in India.
2008-03-31
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Ford’s Explorer America is the automaker’s first glimpse of how it plans to move the Explorer nameplate onto a smaller, unibody, more fuel efficient crossover-utility (CUV) architecture beginning in 2010.
2008-04-25
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Ford debuted a four-pronged productivity enhancer aimed at construction contractors and business owners. Called Ford Work Solutions, one of the offerings is an in-dash computer, developed with Magneti Marelli and powered by Microsoft Auto, that provides high-speed Internet access via the Sprint mobile broadband network, as well as navigation via Garmin. A tool tracking system, developed in partnership with DeWalt, is another offering.
2008-06-24
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Smith Electric Vehicles launched its latest electric-powered cargo van at the recent CV Show in Birmingham, England, and also a concept vehicle designed for the North American market. The new European model, based on the Ford Transit Connect cargo van, is badged Smith Ampere and carries dual Ford and Smith branding.
2008-07-09
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Telematics appears poised for a solid market takeoff, but most industry representatives say that success will hinge on putting together a mélange of services that appeal to customers.
2008-03-31
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At October’s SEMA convention in Las Vegas, Ford kicked off a string of announcements with news that it is now offering customers an affordable, factory-built racecar for those seeking to make inroads to professional racing. The Mustang FR500S is based on a production-line Mustang built on a special assembly line at AutoAlliance International in Flat Rock, MI.
2008-03-31
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Access to the Internet means Chinese consumers know about new product offerings, and they in turn want “those” products, not the products “that have been obsoleted,” Mei-Wei Cheng, Chairman and CEO of Ford Motor China, said at a recent Asia-focused conference in Michigan.
2011-11-15
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Paul Mascarenas, Ford Vice President of Research and Advanced Engineering, issued the challenge in his opening address for the recent SEMA Show. The remainder of the week, exhibitors showed they are ready for future car developments, including installation of compatible feature content in models already on the road.
2011-11-22
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Millions of kids have benefited from the science, technology, engineering, and math skills that are the foundation of the AWIM program.
2011-10-04
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New three- and four-cylinder gasoline and diesel engines will feature a common architecture. The gasoline units will have direct fuel injection and will be offered in turbocharged and naturally aspirated form.
2011-09-22
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Telematics services show drivers the location of charging stations within their range, helping alleviate range anxiety. Beyond that, they can help owners save money by employing a variety of programs.
2011-08-23
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Given the choice of developing their future-generation hybrid-electric technologies separately and deploying them later, or working together to develop and deploy a single hybrid technology sooner, Ford and Toyota have decided on the latter.
2011-08-26
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The companies will collaborate on an all-new hybrid propulsion system and component technologies for RWD, high-input-torque applications such as pickup trucks and SUVs.
2011-08-18
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Ford Vice President of Global Product Programs, Barb Samardzich, has been reassigned as Vice President, Product Development, Ford of Europe, effective Sept. 1. The 52-year-old degreed mechanical engineer will oversee all product development activities in Europe.
2011-11-15
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A standard automatic transmission that holds the gear in manual mode operation until the driver shifts and an in-vehicle system for tracking linear and lateral acceleration take the 2013 Ford Mustang and its stable of variants into a new performance arena.
2011-09-09
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With major engineering support from Magna, Ford’s first battery-electric passenger car promises Leaf-blowing features including half the charge time as that claimed by Nissan using a 240-V SAE J1772 Class 2 charge source.
2011-09-23
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Ford has a new, global design language and its new Evos concept is the lexicon
2011-10-14
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Honeywell Turbo Technologies is expanding its technology portfolio to meet the engine-downsizing trend for both gasoline and diesel applications.
2011-10-28
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The new Skyactiv powertrain debuts in the U.S. with 12:1 compression but without stop/start to save cost. Its all-new planetary six-speed automatic shifts with the speed of a DCT.
2011-10-25
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The automaker will introduce its German-developed Door Edge Protector on the Focus in early 2012.
2011-11-03
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The Sport Technologies badge goes global in 2012 with the launch of the Ford Focus ST, the first high-performance model powered by an EcoBoost engine.
2012-01-20
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In an industry where saving a few cents on a control module provides huge benefits, there’s always interest in what a module costs. IHS iSuppli recently pulled apart electronic modules on a Ford Edge to determine the manufacturing costs in its first teardown of a full vehicle.
2011-11-18
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As the first of a new architecture, the thinner, lighter front seat is a tangible result of an engineering process started in 2005.
2011-11-21
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NHTSA requires aftermarket parts to be in compliance with FMVSS 126 as of September 2012. The cost of physical testing may make extensive use impractical for makers of aftermarket performance parts, but a SEMA-backed simulation program, with vehicle stability module in the physical loop, has demonstrated an ability to replicate with much lower investment.
2011-11-22
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The new crossover debuts improved infotainment interface system.
2012-01-10
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Ford lands a bolt from the Blue Oval to stake a 650 hp (485 kW) claim to the world's most powerful production V8 engine with the 200-mph ((322 km/h) 2013 Shelby GT500.
2011-12-19
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As voice recognition becomes a de facto control technique for many tasks, there’s a growing move to handle some of the processing via cloud computing. This shift comes as software providers strive to make voice recognition even easier for automakers to deploy.
2011-12-16
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Ford Motor Co. is prepping a next-generation Transit van for the North American market as part of ongoing upgrades to its commercial vehicle (CV) lineup. Ford is also working with Azure Dynamics to develop a plug-in hybrid-electric Super Duty F-450/F-550, with production likely starting in 2014.
2011-12-16
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At its plant in Wayne, MI, Ford in 2012 will add two hybrid variants to the assembly mix, joining two gasoline and one battery-electric variants of the Focus.
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