In October of 2009, Ford Motor Company, the University of Michigan and Intel created American Journey 2.0 – a competition to create Ford Apps. Journey 2.0 spawned “Cloud Computing in the Commute” a class and competition between students to create a new social-networking application for use in Ford research vehicles. Caravan Track, the winner of Read on! →


April car sales figures are being released, and domestic automakers appear to have made out like bandits. Ford, Chrysler and General Motors all experienced considerable sales increases as higher gas prices sent consumers looking for more fuel efficient vehicles. However, sales of hybrid models were not behind the rise in sales. Crossovers boost April sales Read on! →


A tragic fire that killed two children in Austin, Texas is being blamed on a recalled part in a Ford F150 pickup. There may be over a million more affected vehicles on the road. Two boys killed Two boys, ages seven and five, were sleeping in a garage, converted into their bedroom, when the fire Read on! →


Once-faltering Ford Motors picked itself up by its bootstraps and reinvented itself in 2006. The center of that push seems to be in developing and implemented new technologies to lower fuel consumption. Wednesday, the nation’s second largest automaker said it will now be devoting one of its largest laboratories to the effort. Ford rallies to Read on! →


Ford Motor Company announced Monday that it will be recalling 1.1 million pickups, including the F150, its most popular model in the U.S. The recall concerns corrosion of the fuel tank straps. If the fuel tank falls, there is a risk of fire. Investigation by auto safety regulator The recall comes following a 2010 investigation Read on! →


Ford, in its quest to offer the same cars everywhere, has slated the Econoline van series for extinction. Also called the E Series, the full-size van will be phased out in lieu of Ford’s Transit vans offered globally. Stand by your van Ford Motor Company has been on a quest over the past few years Read on! →


The 2013 Ford Escape crossover went on sale this month. Yet, already it is facing a voluntary recall. Ford is asking that more than 10,000 units be returned to the dealership to have the carpet padding on the driver’s side floor replaced. The automaker says the padding installed in the factory could interfere with braking. Read on! →


The Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) union has threatened to strike all of Detroit’s Big Three automakers at once if it continues to be unsatisfied with the progress of current negotiations. A triple CAW strike is historically unprecedented. CAW strike my be imminent The CAW says that its members will cease production at Ford of Canada, Read on! →


The push for shiny new gas-saving technology has brought Ford Motor Co. to the brink of embracing lucky number 13. That’s atomic number 13, and the element is the aluminum. According to the Detroit Free Press, Ford will make “extensive use” of weight-saving aluminum panels to replace the standard steel panels used in Ford F-150 Read on! →


As a benefit for the EAA Young Eagles organization of aviators, an historic auction involving a one-of-a-kind classic Ford vehicle will take place. A “Red Tails” Ford Mustang GT 5.0-liter glass-roof coupe, which was created to commemorate the African-American Tuskegee Airmen who flew red-tailed P51 Mustang fighters during World War II, will be auctioned Thursday Read on! →