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Infiniti's Concept Car Was a Big EyesOn Design Awards Winner at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show

Japanese automakers Infiniti and Lexus raked in four of the five coveted honors in the 13th annual EyesOn Design Awards, while Ford Motor Co. took home Best Production Vehicle for one its 2020 muscle cars. The awards—presented Jan. 15 at the 2019 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit—involved an all-star panel of global automotive designers from industry, academia and independent design studios, who walked the show to assess this year's crop of stunning concept and production...
Tags: Design, China, Germany, India, Cars, Ford, North America, Pasadena, Detroit, Detroit Auto Show, Pininfarina, Ford Motor Co, Sahara, Cobo Center, Ford Mustang Shelby, Dio


Everyone who's telling you that Tesla is influencing the rest of the auto industry is completely wrong (TSLA)

Tesla is routinely considered to be influencing the traditional auto industry. Tesla has exerted some influence, but it has been relatively modest in the grand scheme of things. Auto executives are too busy dealing with real business problems to worry about Tesla — and if Tesla did become truly influential, the traditional industry could quickly develop and sell millions of electric vehicles. If you follow Tesla and the company's endless flurry of news, non-news, rumor, innuendo, and Twitteri...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Elon Musk, California, US, Trends, General Motors, Tesla, Ford, Gm, Tokyo, Chevy, Electric, Nissan, Detroit, Cadillac


How 3 Detroit Founders Built Tech Startups Despite City’s Bankruptcy

On July 18th, 2013, the city of Detroit filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy, becoming the largest city in American history to do so. Just four years earlier, Chrysler and General Motors—automobile companies that were long a staple of the Detroit economy—had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.“You hear stories about the Great Depression in the ‘30s, I can only imagine what we experienced here in Detroit matched that. It was a scary time with so many negatives. There was no credit, the auto companies were...
Tags: Startups, Entrepreneurship, Funding, Trends, General Motors, Cisco, It, Vc, Software, Ford, Auto Industry, Innovation, Venture Capital, Chrysler, Google Ventures, Detroit


Don’t Let Poor Negotiation Skills Doom Your Entrepreneurial Venture

by Samuel Dinnar and Lawrence Susskind, co-authors of “Entrepreneurial Negotiation: Understanding and Managing the Relationships that Determine Your Entrepreneurial Success“ Eighty to ninety percent of all start-ups will fail. While there are many reasons for this, one of the biggest problems new ventures face is poor negotiation skills. The single biggest threat to entrepreneurial success is an inability to handle the negotiations that arise in the evolution of a start-up.  Founders must be ab...
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Tesla's layoffs mean the company's lead on electric vehicles could be ending, one Wall Street analyst says (TSLA)

Tesla is laying off about 3,000 workers, the company announced Friday morning. Shares dropped as much as 7% following the news as investors questioned what the restructuring meant for the stock. Morgan Stanley said the move could be a sign Tesla's US market-share lead could be peaking, while an analyst at Wedbush said investors had "more questions than answers." News on Friday that Tesla planned to lay off about 3,000 workers seemed to heighten investor worries that demand could be shrinking ...
Tags: Elon Musk, California, US, Trends, Tesla, Ford, TSLA, Chrysler, Nissan, Morgan Stanley, Detroit, Jonas, Musk, Cadillac, Geely, Wedbush


Ford Will Make All Electric F-150 With More Towing Power to Fight Off Tesla and Rivian

Ford will make electric and hybrid F-150 trucks that will come with more towing and off-road power than traditional gasoline and diesel trucks can offer today. Ford revealed a hybrid 2020 Explorer... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Energy, Technology, Future, Cars, Tesla, World, Ford, Innovation, Batteries, Trucks, Electric Cars


Tesla to cut 3,100 jobs as Musk sees ‘difficult’ road ahead

Elon Musk is cutting Tesla Inc.’s workforce by 7 percent — or more than 3,000 jobs — warning that the “road ahead is very difficult” in making electric cars more affordable for the mass market. Tesla shares fell as much as 7.7 percent shortly after the start of regular trading. Musk wrote in a blog post that the Palo Alto-based company managed to eke out a profit in the final three months of 2018, though narrower than the hard-won third-quarter earnings it reported in October. Tesla is under pre...
Tags: Europe, Business, Elon Musk, Mississippi, China, Tesla, Sport, Palo Alto, Frankfurt, Soccer, Ford, SEC, Jaguar Land Rover, Audi, Nissan, Morgan Stanley


Is your time worth more than $0.30 an hour?

Most of us believe our time is extremely valuable, certainly worth more than thirty cents. But then you read about human decision-making, and you have to wonder what goes through people’s heads. This time, it is Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg at The Wall Street Journal, who wrote a review of Amazon Publishing, the printing house (if you will) of the ecommerce giant. Amazon published more than one thousand titles in 2017, and now commands roughly a majority of all book purchases made in the U.S., online...
Tags: Travel, Google, Amazon, Ebooks, Europe, Publishing, New York, Media, China, Germany, Berlin, San Francisco, Ford, New York Times, Manhattan, Oxford University


The Waiting Game: List of Automakers Standing in Line for EPA Approval Grows

As previously reported, vehicle certifications have been suspended during the current government shutdown. While this is normally a non-issue, the extended length of this federal deferment is starting to spook automakers. Fiat Chrysler has already bemoaned the situation, as it’s currently waiting for the Environmental Protection Agency to approve its Ram Heavy Duty pickups. While the […] The post The Waiting Game: List of Automakers Standing in Line for EPA Approval Grows appeared first on The T...
Tags: Government, General Motors, Ford, Fca, Gm, Autos, Epa, Environmental Protection Agency, Government Shutdown, Fiat. Chrysler, Emissions Testing, Ford Motor Co, Product Launches, News Blog, Emissions certification, Launch Delays


More scooter dollars, Slack’s revenue projections, and the IPO traffic jam

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. We’re back! After what I think was our first-ever break, Kate Clark and I sat down to dig into the latest startup venture news. There was a lot. We had to skip a few rounds to squeeze the show down to size, but we still hit the biggest stories. First, Lime and Bird are raising again. In Bird’s case, the company is sticking around its last valuation, adding a few...
Tags: Apple, TC, UK, San Francisco, Tech, Ford, Bird, Palantir, Slack, Chariot, Lime, Peloton, Equity podcast, Kate Clark


2020 Mustang Shelby GT500: One Slick Snake

2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 debuts at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Capable of mid-three-second zero to 60 times and sub-11-second quarter-mile scores, says Ford. Aerodynamics, downforce, and race-tuning the chassis were among the priorities during development. Ford drove all the way over to Detroit from Dearborn the other day, and decided to show off this: The 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500. It’s about what you’d expect. Big, mean, capable, lots of bang for your buck, (but s...
Tags: Ford, Autos, Michelin, North Carolina, Detroit, Torino, Ford Motor Company, North American International Auto Show, Henry, Shelby, Ford Performance, Dearborn, Brembo, Miko, Mustang Shelby, Car News


United States: Fashion Industry Impacted By New York's Amended Sexual Harassment Law - Ford & Harrison LLP

In groundbreaking legislation last year, NYSHRL to prohibit sexual harassment against non-employees of all types, including models, stylists, and artists in the fashion industry who are classified as
Tags: New York, News, United States, Ford, Harrison LLP, NYSHRL


Ford helps Saint Mary’s take care of Santa Clara 77-55

MORAGA, Calif. (AP) — Jordan Ford scored 13 of his 18 points in the first half and Saint Mary’s took control early for a 75-55 win over Santa Clara on Thursday night. The Gaels (12-7, 3-1 West Coast Conference) broke the game open when Ford scored all the points in an 11-2 run, including nine […]
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Ford helps Saint Mary's take care of Santa Clara 77-55

Jordan Ford scored 13 of his 18 points in the first half and Saint Mary's took control early for a 75-55 win over Santa Clara            [Author: AP]
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Tesla to recall 14,000 Model S cars in China over faulty Takata airbags

China’s top market regulator said on Friday that Tesla will recall a total of 14,123 imported Model S vehicles in the country over potentially deadly airbags. The recall is part of an industry-wide crackdown on Takata-made front passenger airbags, which involves roughly 37 million vehicles including more mainstream brands such as Toyota and Ford, as noted by the United States Department of Transportation. These defective airbags use a propellant that might rupture the airbag and cause serious in...
Tags: Asia, China, Cars, US, Tech, Tesla, Model, Palo Alto, Beijing, Automotive, United States, Airbags, Ford, Shanghai, Transport, Automotive Industry


AJAC announces Canadian car of the year award category winners

BEST VEHICLES IN CANADA FOR 2019 ANNOUNCED ACROSS 12 CATEGORIESBY AUTOMOBILE JOURNALISTS ASSOCIATION OF CANADA Canadian Car of the Year and Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Yearcategory winners revealed at Montreal International Auto Show MONTREAL, QUE. – The Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) announced today the vehicles its members selected as the best in Canada for 2019 in each of 12 categories spanning segments that include cars, utility vehicles, and pick-up truck...
Tags: Toronto, Canada, Ford, Autos, Chrysler, Jaguar, Vancouver, Kia, Halifax, Volvo, Mazda, Mercedes Benz, AJAC, Kia Forte, Mark Richardson, In The Garage


A top Wall Street auto analyst just called out Ford for falling behind GM. But there's nothing wrong with second place. (GM, F)

Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Jonas published a research note contrasting GM's and Ford's prospects. He rightly touted GM for its leadership and execution. But he underestimated Ford's tenacity and experience being No. 2 in the US market. On Thursday, as the media-and-Wall-Street aspects of the Detroit auto show were winding down, Morgan Stanley auto analyst Adam Jonas published a research note in which he praised General Motors' business and leadership and made some accurate — yet harsh — poin...
Tags: Facebook, US, Trends, General Motors, Tesla, Vw, Ford, Mary Barra, Gm, Chrysler, Morgan Stanley, Detroit, Jonas, Henry Ford, Cadillac, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles


The Boeing 717 was once a failed plane airlines didn't want to buy. Here's why it's now my favorite jet. (BA)

The Boeing 717 is a slightly offbeat aircraft that went out of production in 2006. Boeing chalked it up as a failure, a result of absorbing some McDonnell Douglas planes when it acquired the planemaker in the mid-1990s. But the 100-seat 717-200 is now in serious demand as carriers move away from regional jets. I recently flew on a Delta Air Lines Boeing 717 from Newark to Detroit. It was my second time flying on this great aircraft. I've flown on many big aircraft and plenty of small ones. I'...
Tags: Facebook, US, Trends, Ford, Delta, Newark, Detroit, Boeing, Mcdonnell, Newark New Jersey, Long Beach California, McDonnell Douglas, Ben Zhang, Delta Air Lines Boeing, Embraers Bombardiers


Check out all the cool cars, trucks, SUVs, electric vehicles, and concepts we saw at the 2019 Detroit auto show

The   2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit opens to the public on January 19 and runs through January 27. This will be the final time the Detroit auto show takes place in January. In 2020, it will move to June. New SUVs, sports cars, electric vehicles, and concepts made their North American debuts. Ford, Cadillac, RAM, Infiniti, VW, and Subaru are all showing new vehicles. The Detroit auto show opens to the public this coming weekend and runs for two weeks. I journeyed to Mo...
Tags: Facebook, US, Trends, Ford, Detroit, Subaru, Mustang, Audi BMW, Detroit River, Ford Chevy Ram, Ford Cadillac RAM Infiniti VW


Daily Crunch: Prosecutors may be building a criminal case against Huawei

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here: 1. U.S. will reportedly seek criminal case against Huawei for stealing tech secrets According to a new from The Wall Street Journal, U.S. federal prosecutors are preparing a criminal indictment against Huawei for stealing trade secrets — specifically in the company’s actions around a T-Mobile smartphone t...
Tags: Google, TC, Facebook, Microsoft, Russia, Tech, Canada, United States, Ford, Aws, Kremlin, Huawei, Wall Street Journal, Seattle City Council, Tappy, G Suite


Toyota’s North American CEO Isn’t Exactly Brimming With Enthusiasm for EVs

When it comes to electric vehicles, Toyota’s North American CEO seems to be on a different page than the company’s big boss, Akio Toyoda. A different page than Ford and General Motors, too. Maybe it’s because Toyoda has the entire globe in his sights, including many EV-hungry markets, while Jim Lentz can only look around, see […] The post Toyota’s North American CEO Isn’t Exactly Brimming With Enthusiasm for EVs appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Green, Industry, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Toyota, EVs, Akio Toyoda, Jim Lentz, Toyoda, Toyota Prius, News Blog, Product Planning


Ford to make all-electric version of its F-150 truck

Ford confirmed plans to make all-electric plug-in versions of its F-series pickup trucks.
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... and an all-electric version of the F-150 truck

America's most popular vehicle is going electric. Ford will make an all-electric plugin version of the F-150 pickup truck.
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Lincoln Promises ‘Elegant’ EVs, but Will They be Visible?

Numerous observers walked away from the North American Auto Show, and more specifically Cadillac’s NAIAS Eve unveiling event, wondering whether electric crossovers are even more homogenous looking than their internal combustion brethren. So, when Ford’s North American president, Kumar Galhotra, claims a Lincoln vehicle born of the Ford Mach E (or some similar name) will carry […] The post Lincoln Promises ‘Elegant’ EVs, but Will They be Visible? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Lincoln, EVs, Cadillac, North American Auto Show, Kumar Galhotra, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Product Planning, Ford Mach


'We're going to electrify the F-Series,' Ford exec says

Ford F-150 and Super Duty surprises are in the works as Ford executives lay out plans for strengthening the company.            [Author: Detroit Free Press]
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Ford Is Making an Electric F-150, and That's Just the Beginning

Ford pledges to build an all-electric version of its top-selling F-150 truck. It won't be alone.
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Ford’s Mustang-inspired electric crossover will spawn a Lincoln luxury version

Lincoln will get its own version of parent Ford's first mass-market, long-range electric vehicle. While Ford's version will have styling inspired by the Mustang, Lincoln will take a more traditional approach. The post Ford’s Mustang-inspired electric crossover will spawn a Lincoln luxury version appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Luxury cars, Ford, Crossovers, Lincoln, Electric Cars, Mustang, Mustang Lincoln


An All-Electric Ford F-150 Pickup Truck Is Happening

A hybridized truck is in the cards from Ford, too; both will likely appear once the F-150 gets redesigned.
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QOTD: After GM Pulls ‘Real People’ Ad, What Do You Want to See In a Car Commercial?

As a blizzard bears down on a still unidentified swath of eastern North America, we can all take comfort in knowing General Motors has pulled one of its annoying “Real People” commercials from rotation. Small mercies. The ad, which stated Chevrolet was a more reliable brand than Toyota, Honda, and Ford, rankled its rivals and […] The post QOTD: After GM Pulls ‘Real People’ Ad, What Do You Want to See In a Car Commercial? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Ford, Gm, Autos, North America, Chevrolet, Qotd, Toyota Honda, News Blog, Question of the Day, Real People


Ford is working on an all-electric version of its F-150 pickup truck (F)

Ford has revealed plans to make a fully electric version of its F-150 pickup truck, the best-selling vehicle in the US for decades. Ford previously announced plans to market a hybrid gas-electric version of the pickup. Ford didn't provide a timeline for the electric F-150's arrival, but the hybrid is scheduled for 2020. Ford took the occasion of the Detroit auto show kicking off this week in Motown to announce an all-electric version of its best-selling F-150 pickup. The automaker has previou...
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