Tag Archives: Ford Motor Co

How one GM auto plant’s UAW union workforce is learning to make EVs

UAW Local 5960 member Kimberly Fuhr inspects a Chevrolet Bolt EV during vehicle production on Thursday, May 6, 2021, at the General Motors Orion Assembly Plant in Orion Township, Michigan. Steve Fecht for Chevrolet In 2015, Marland “Lanny” Brown learned how to build an all-electric car. A member of United …

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Facebook login button disappearing from websites on privacy concerns

The Facebook logo is seen on an Apple iPhone. Jaap Arriens | NurPhoto | Getty Images Until about a month ago, shoppers on Dell’s website looking for a new laptop could log in using their Facebook credentials to avoid creating a new username and password. That option is now gone. …

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Delta, NFL, Air Force use Tomorrow.io to prepare for extreme weather

As the severity, intensity and frequency of climate disasters increase, preparation is becoming more crucial than ever to protect lives, as well as infrastructure, businesses and local economies. One high-tech forecasting company is now stepping up, offering hyper-detailed weather prediction and pre-storm strategy plans, right down to a city block. …

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NHTSA head Cliff is leaving to run California Air Resources Board

Dr. Steven Scott Cliff, nominee to be administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, testifies during a Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee confirmation hearing in Russell Building on Thursday, December 16, 2021. Tom Williams | CQ-Roll Call, Inc. | Getty Images The Department of Transportation said on Friday …

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Amazon records $3.9 billion loss on Rivian holding in second quarter

Amazon’s stake in electric vehicle maker Rivian Automotive was once worth $27 billion. That was in November, shortly after Rivian’s IPO, which took place just before the Nasdaq peaked. But with investors rotating out of risk in 2022 and selling off last year’s high-priced IPOs, Amazon has now taken paper …

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Why CEO Mary Barra is confident GM can beat Tesla in electric vehicles

GM Chair and CEO Mary Barra addresses investors Oct. 6, 2021 at the GM Tech Center in Warren, Michigan. Photo by Steve Fecht for General Motors DETROIT — In September 2017, General Motors CEO Mary Barra and her top executives visited the automaker’s design dome, considered hallowed ground within the …

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Apple CarPlay could be a trojan horse into the automotive industry

Apple is using the iPhone’s popularity to push itself into the auto industry. Automakers are a little unsure how they feel about this. Apple announced the next generation of its car software CarPlay in June. It takes over the user interface on all interior screens, replacing gas gauges and speed …

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Baidu’s robotaxi can drive without a steering wheel, car price slashed

Baidu unveiled on July 21, 2022, the sixth generation of its self-driving electric car built for ride-hailing rides — at a cost nearly 50% below that of a model announced last year. Baidu BEIJING — Chinese tech giant Baidu announced Thursday it has cut the price of its robotaxi vehicles …

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Volkswagen CEO says EV outlook is very good

An ID. Buzz photographed at a plant in Hanover, Germany, on June 16, 2022. Supply chain constraints — including those related to semiconductors — have been a major challenge for automakers in recent times. Ole Spata | Picture Alliance | Getty Images The CEO of German automotive giant Volkswagen sought …

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Rivian says it’s still on track to build 25,000 EVs in 2022

Production of electric Rivian R1T pickup trucks on April 11, 2022 at the company’s plant in Normal, Ill. Michael Wayland / CNBC Electric-vehicle startup Rivian Automotive said it produced more than 4,000 vehicles in the second quarter and that it remains on track to build 25,000 vehicles in 2022. Shares …

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