After an operating loss of $665 million last year, Ford automaker has announced first-quarter earnings of $2.1 billion in 2010. The only automaker to not take government money, Ford is still working on paying off borrowed money. Three of the top 10 sellers in the United States in 2010 were Ford vehicles. Ford is No. Read on! →


Major automakers mostly produce vehicles for consumer use, as a daily driver is what a lot of people are looking for when they buy a new car. However, major auto firms also produce a lot of vehicles for fleet applications. Rental cars must be made, as well as vans and trucks for transportation purposes. Among Read on! →


Ford Motor Co. nearly collapsed when the bubble burst on the U.S. automotive industry, and the automaker carried the scar of a junk status credit rating to prove it. The Associated Press reports that Ford may have healed. Fitch Ratings agency lifted Ford’s junk status Tuesday, replacing it with a designation of investment grade. Ford’s Read on! →


Ford’s cutting-edge touch-screen infotainment experience MyFord Touch will receive an upgrade by early next year, reports the Detroit Free Press. Complaints that the system is too slow and cluttered will reportedly be addressed by the new software build. Current owners of a MyFord Touch-equipped Ford vehicle will be able to upgrade free of charge. Tweaking Read on! →


We are coming to the end of Robotics Week. That’s right, a week dedicated to all things robot. To celebrate, Ford has dug up some old pictures and press releases about an old friend. Freddie Ford was a talking promotional robot used at events in the late 1960s. Made almost entirely out of auto parts Read on! →


Bloomberg reports that new car loans are becoming easier for consumers to obtain. Auto industry experts view this as an indicator that new car sales may continue to grow, something the United States hasn’t seen since “Cash for Clunkers.” New car loans making gradual return Ford Motor Company chief economist Ellen Hughes-Cromwick told Bloomberg that Read on! →


Many researcher teams around the world are working at perfecting a driverless car. Cars that drive themselves could have many advantages. Google’s Lab X — one of the places the technology is being explored — may be planning to manufacture just such a vehicle as early as next year. Google’s Lab X Although engineer Sebastian Read on! →


The tentative labor agreement between Ford Motor Co. and Canadian Auto Workers labor union have staved off layoffs and plant closures for now. However, the province of Ontario continues to struggle. CLICK HERE if you missed the beginning of this article. Dark times for Canadian Auto Workers Negotiations between Canadian Auto Workers and Ford cover a Read on! →


Traditionally, when people think about buying a new car at a dealership, they often think of unpleasant experiences with pushy salespeople. Yet there are automotive dealerships in this great nation that have changed the high-pressure game. Courtesy Ford of Brooklyn, Conn., is a great example. Its sales and leasing staff have regularly received top ratings Read on! →


It may seem like an extraneous idea, but both Subaru and Ford are connecting their vehicles to the Internet. The 2011 Subaru Outback will have a built-in Wi-Fi option. Ford test-drove an “automatic tweeting” vehicle codenamed AJ. The guess of vehicle makers is that consumer’s connected lifestyle will extend to their driving habits. Subaru offers Read on! →