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Transportation Weekly: Uber’s spending habits, Tesla Model Y, scooters and AVs in Austin

Welcome back to Transportation Weekly; I’m your host Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch. We love the reader feedback. Keep it coming. Never heard of TechCrunch’s Transportation Weekly? Catch up by reading the first edition here or check out , which offered the gamut of mobility news from Lyft and Bird to Waymo’s laser bears and cybersecurity. As I’ve written before, consider this a soft launch. Follow me on Twitter @kirstenkorosec to ensure you see it each week. An...
Tags: Transportation, Lyft, Uber, Washington, Softbank, Israel, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tech, Tesla, Bloomberg, E-commerce, AV, Artificial Intelligence, Austin, Automotive


Fighting Talk: Harley design boss Brad Richards

Harley-Davidson is under a microscope right now: its every move is dissected, examined and critiqued. And there have been plenty of moves lately. They’ve killed the Dyna while relaunching the Softail. They’ve announced a barrage of new models, including the Livewire. But although revenue is holding up at the moment, sales figures have been declining for several years—and were down 10% in 2018. It’s a challenging time for the Motor Company. So I sat down in Milwaukee with Harley’s VP of Styl...
Tags: Interviews, Milwaukee, Spain, Motorcycles, Ford, Briggs, Harley-davidson, Joe, Exif, Ford Motor Company, Harley, Yamaha, Stratton, Brad, Custom, Brad Richards


Ford’s Axe Falls in Germany

After a fiscally damaging year that Ford CEO Jim Hackett implored employees to forget, cuts are coming to the automaker’s workforce, and America won’t be spared. But America can wait, as that region remains a major profit generator. Other regions aren’t, and the automaker’s axe has already fallen in South America. Now it’s Germany’s turn, […] The post Ford’s Axe Falls in Germany appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Jobs, Germany, America, Ford, Autos, South America, Jim Hackett, Ford Europe, News Blog, High Finance, Restructuring


Ford Provides ‘Retro-inspired’ Mustang Colors for 2020 Model Year

Last year, Ford announced a new green paint option for the Mustang as a tie-in for Saint Patrick’s Day. This year will be no different. Ford has unveiled Grabber Lime for the 2020 model year and, once again, has timed the debut to coincide closely with the holiday. While Grabber Lime was never a metallic shade, […] The post Ford Provides ‘Retro-inspired’ Mustang Colors for 2020 Model Year appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ford Mustang, Ford, Autos, Mustang, Ford Motor Co, Patrick, Shelby Mustang, News Blog, Paint Colors, 2020 Ford Mustang, Auto Paint


New Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Has A 180mph Top Speed Because Do You Really Need To Go Faster?

Ford has capped the top speed of its mega Mustang to 180mph, because its ability on the track is more important than bragging rights about speeds you'll never reach anyway
Tags: Ford, Autos, Ford Mustang Shelby


Millions Thank Ford for Its Help During a Trying Time

I’m not sure what the kids say these days, but Ford’s troll game was on-point Thursday night. As legions of fans and detractors took to their computers to watch the unveiling of Tesla’s upcoming Model Y crossover … at 11 p.m. Eastern time … Ford Motor Company figured it would help people pass the time […] The post Millions Thank Ford for Its Help During a Trying Time appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Tesla, Ford Mustang, Ford, Autos, Hybrids, Ford Motor Company, News Blog, Future Vehicles


Automakers are spending billions on self-driving technology people are afraid of

Automakers are spending billions of dollars on developing the technology that will power self-driving cars, but research shows consumers have no interest in giving up control. Will they ever recoup their investment? The post Automakers are spending billions on self-driving technology people are afraid of appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Cars, Trends, Tesla, Ford, Self-driving Cars, Audi, Waymo


2019 Ford Figo (facelift) launched, priced from INR 5.15 lakh

Ford has introduced the 2019 Figo in India at a starting price of INR...
Tags: India, Ford, Autos, Ford Figo


2020 Ford Super Duty: An In-Depth Look At Dearborn’s Big Slugger

The 2020 Ford Super Duty enters a market with stiff competition from GM and Ram. Ford designs and builds all their heavy-duty engine and transmission combinations in house. The 2020 Super Duty is the most tested truck in Ford’s history, logging an excess of 15 million miles.  Meet the 2020 Ford Super Duty. It’s bigger. It’s badder. And in one striking way, it’s a little familiar. Glancing over the specs, one item will stand out immediately for Ford fans: that is the return of the 7.3. Although...
Tags: General Motors, Ford, Gm, Autos, Detroit Lions, North America, Car Tech, Louisville, Ford Motor Company, Ohio Assembly Plant, Dearborn, Homestead Miami Speedway, Miko, Wayne State University, Sioux Falls South Dakota, Kentucky Truck Plant


Hackett’s Still in Bill Ford’s Good Books

We told you the other day about Ford CEO Jim Hackett’s latest attempt to placate employees who might hold reservations about the company’s streamlining plan and their leader’s vision for the future. Obviously, there’s little he could say to make the axe about to fall on legions of workers any less sharp. One individual whose […] The post Hackett’s Still in Bill Ford’s Good Books appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ford, Autos, Bill Ford, Jim Hackett, Hackett, News Blog, Product Planning


2019 Ford Figo (facelift) brochure leaked

The 2019 Ford Figo?s brochure has leaked online. The facelifted model will go...
Tags: Ford, Autos


Ford to expand autonomous-car research in race to launch robo-taxi service

Ford is in a race with Waymo and GM Cruise to launch large-scale taxi and delivery services using autonomous vehicles. Already testing its technology in four U.S. cities, the automaker looks set to expand its program to a fifth. The post Ford to expand autonomous-car research in race to launch robo-taxi service appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Ford, Self-driving Cars, Autonomous Cars, Driverless Cars, GM Cruise, Waymo


Ford is expanding its self-driving vehicle program to Austin

Ford is preparing to open an autonomous vehicle program in Austin as the automaker continues to ramp up testing ahead of launching a self-driving taxi and delivery service in 2021, according to sources familiar with the development. A new job listing for an autonomous vehicles “market specialist” based in Austin, validates the information. Austin is the fifth city to join the automaker’s testing program, which already includes Detroit, Miami, Pittsburgh and Washington D.C. Ford didn’t confir...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Tech, Austin, Automotive, United States, Ford, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Corktown, LLC, Ford Autonomous Vehicles LLC, Argo AI the company, Argo AI the Pittsburgh, Detroit Miami Pittsburgh, Washington D C Ford


How do the midsize trucks stack up?

Ford's the latest in the segment with its new Ranger, but what else in out there? Check out my round-up at the National Post (Driving.ca). [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Ford, Gm, Autos, Toyota, Trucks, Chevrolet, Nissan, Jeep, Off-road Driving, Gmc, Jil McIntosh


Ford Axing More White Collar Workers In Company Overhaul

Yesterday, our man Steph Willems chronicled the details of a memo obtained by The Detroit News in which Ford brass promised 2019 will be a pivotal year for the company. Amongst the revelations, CEO Jim Hackett said a job cull is the price it must pay for adding so many new employees after the recession. […] The post Ford Axing More White Collar Workers In Company Overhaul appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Layoffs, Ford, Autos, Detroit, Glass House, Job Cuts, White Collar, Jim Hackett, Detroit News, News Blog, Downsizing, Steph Willems


2019 Ford Endeavour accessories package revealed

The 2019 Ford Endeavour (facelift), which was launched late last month, is...
Tags: Ford, Autos


UAW Increases Strike Pay Ahead of Summer Negotiations

United Auto Workers President Gary Jones announced Monday that worker strike pay has increased from $200 to $250 a week, signaling the possibility of walkouts just a few months before U.S. worker contracts expire. While it would appear the UAW is preparing to strike, President Gary Jones said it’s not the union’s intent. “No one goes to […] The post UAW Increases Strike Pay Ahead of Summer Negotiations appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Ford, Fca, Gm, Autos, Negotiations, Gary Jones, UAW, United Auto Workers, News Blog, Union News, Fiat. Chrysler, Labor Negotiations, Strike Pay


This Is the Year, Ford CEO Tells Employees

Of all the Big Three domestic automakers, Ford’s direction seems the most ambitious and confusing. Since taking the helm less than two years ago, CEO Jim Hackett has tried to articulate his vision for both the company and the country’s future roads, sometimes with head-scratching results. There’s no doubt that change is afoot. The company […] The post This Is the Year, Ford CEO Tells Employees appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Jobs, Ford, Autos, Jim Hackett, News Blog, Product Planning, Streamlining, Turnaround Plan


The 2020 Ford Explorer fights flat tires with self-sealing tech from Michelin

The 2020 Ford Explorer will be the first SUV equipped with Michelin Selfseal tires, which Ford and Michelin claim can seal 90 percent of tread puncture up to a quarter of an inch in diameter. The post The 2020 Ford Explorer fights flat tires with self-sealing tech from Michelin appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Ford, Tires, Michelin, Ford Explorer


ICON’s Reengineered 1966 Ford Bronco Up For Auction

With a percentage of the profits going to the Autotype Emerging Designer Scholarship Program, there’s a striking custom Autotype + Icon “Old School” BR #66 up for auction online now. This rebuild of a 1966 Ford Bronco (bright orange, of course) is impeccably executed, with a proprietary ICON Art Morrison chassis and coil-over suspension along with a removable full hard top. The auction ends this Friday, …
Tags: Auto, Design, Cars, Ford, Auction, Trucks, Icon, Vintage, Rebuild, Morrison, Ford Bronco, Moore & Giles


QOTD: Any Bad Takes, Man?

Gearheads love to argue about stuff: Ford vs Chevy, Evo vs WRX, Senna vs Prost. There’s only one answer to that last one, by the way. Inevitably, someone tells us we have an incredibly bad take on something, and we’re forced to defend our unpopular opinion. Click through and let us know yours in the […] The post QOTD: Any Bad Takes, Man? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: 911, Porsche, Ford, Autos, Qotd, News Blog, Question of the Day, Bad Take, Rear Wiper, Unpopular, Chevy Evo


Made-for-India 2020 Ford EcoSport - IAB Rendering

Ford will reportedly unveil the Ecosport successor for the global market at the...
Tags: India, Ford, Autos


Transportation Weekly: Waymo unleashes laser bear, Bird spreads its wings, Lyft tightens its belt

Welcome back to Transportation Weekly; I’m your host Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch . This is the fifth edition of our newsletter and we love the reader feedback. Keep it coming. Never heard of TechCrunch’s Transportation Weekly? Catch up here, here and here. As I’ve written before, consider this a soft launch. Follow me on Twitter @kirstenkorosec to ensure you see it each week. (An email subscription is coming).  This week, we explore the world of light detec...
Tags: Google, Transportation, Lyft, Uber, Travis Vanderzanden, Elon Musk, UK, Technology, California, France, China, Samsung, Sacramento, Articles, Tech, Tesla


Lyft lays off up to 50 in bikes and scooters as it gears up for another wave of launches

As Lyft continues to prepare for its IPO, the on-demand transportation startup is trimming staff to cut costs ahead of another wave of expansion. TechCrunch has learned and confirmed that Lyft has laid off around 50 staff in its bike and scooter division, mainly people who had joined the company when it acquired the electric bike sharing startup Motivate a deal that closed about . The cuts range from managers and through to technical people and those holding less senior roles, and have been ...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Lyft, Layoffs, New York, Washington, New York City, US, San Francisco, Tech, Automotive, Ford, Scooters, Hiring, Sxsw, Boston San Francisco


2018 Ford F-150 Platinum 4X4 SuperCrew – Power Cruising

Part of the appeal of pickup trucks is that they can be many things to many people. Tow machine to haul your boat? Check. Home-improvement aid? Sure, throw those 2x4s in the back. Guarantee that your friends will call you when they need help moving, even if they never call you any other time? Sure. […] The post 2018 Ford F-150 Platinum 4X4 SuperCrew – Power Cruising appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ford, Autos, F-150, Car Reviews, Diesel, New Cars, Ford F-150, F150, Supercrew


Volkswagen: American-market Pickup Still on the Table

European and other overseas buyers will one day be able to purchase a Volkswagen version of the Ford Ranger, all thanks to the automakers’ recently forged alliance, but what about North American customers? The dream of a German pickup in the U.S. is still alive, VW confirms. However, what that truck might look like — […] The post Volkswagen: American-market Pickup Still on the Table appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Vw, Ford, Autos, Volkswagen, Trucks, Ford Ranger, Alliances, News Blog, Product Planning, Badge Engineering, Future Models, Volkswagen Tanoak


Ford to launch new Figo in India on 15 March - Report

Ford will launch the new Figo in India on the 15th of this month, as per a new...
Tags: India, Ford, Autos


Ford unveils all-new F-Series model...

... but it's strictly for commercial customers. The work truck segment is huge for automakers and Ford is reintroducing its F-600, along with a Transit with all-wheel drive. Find out more in my story over at the National Post (Driving.ca). [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Ford, Autos, Trucks, National Post, Jil McIntosh


Ford unveils its first sedan-crossover concept in Brazil, is based on the Aspire platform [Update]

Update: The Ford Ka Urban Warrior is going into production. Noticias...
Tags: Ford, Brazil, Autos, Ford Ka Urban Warrior


Godzilla Goes to Work, Triton Kicked to Curb in Ford’s Revamped Commercial Range

While you’re mourning the loss of the Chevrolet Cruze, pour one out for Ford’s 6.8-liter Triton V10 engine. The mill, which once transported full-size families to vacay destinations under the hood of the Excursion, is a goner once Ford completes the revamp of its medium-duty trucks and E-Series. In its place is a monster pushrod […] The post Godzilla Goes to Work, Triton Kicked to Curb in Ford’s Revamped Commercial Range appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ford, Autos, Trucks, Triton, Chevrolet Cruze, Ford Super Duty, News Blog, Product Planning, Commercial Trucks, Medium Duty, Ford E-Series, Ford F-600



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