The move announced Tuesday means that GM will be the focus of bargaining, and any deal with the company will set the pattern for Ford and Fiat Chrysler. It also means that if the union decides to go on strike, it will be against GM.
Journey Holding Corp.—formed this year through the merger of fast-growing Indianapolis-based tech company DoubleMap Inc. and Salt Lake City-based Ride Systems LLC—is being acquired by a transit-systems technology unit of Ford Motor Co.
Ford confessed in February to having taken a flawed approach to using road-load specifications to simulate how aerodynamic drag and tire friction can affect the fuel economy of its vehicles outside testing labs.
Ford is sinking a half-billion dollars into electric vehicle startup Rivian in a deal that has the companies working together on a new Ford electric vehicle based on Rivian underpinnings.
Ford Motor Co. will export vehicles from China to the U.S. for the first time starting in 2019. It also plans to make new aluminum-sided Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator SUVs in Louisville, securing 1,000 jobs at the plant.
The departure of Mark Fields comes amid sharp criticism of Ford's strategy by shareholders, and a more than 30 percent plunge in the company's stock price during his tenure.
Ford is canceling plans to build a new $1.6 billion factory in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, and will instead invest some of that money in a U.S. factory that will build new electric and autonomous vehicles.
General Motors, Ford, Nissan and Chrysler all reported big gains as the major automakers reported July sales Friday.
From mini cars to monster pickups, sales of vehicles charged higher in June and eased concerns that Americans would be turned off by slower hiring and other scary headlines.
Supplier to begin producing door part made from kenaf, a plant similar to bamboo but related to cotton.
U.S. consumers, who set records for retail purchases during Thanksgiving weekend, helped boost U.S. auto sales in November to what is likely to be their fastest pace in more than two years.
In the weeks ahead, car buyers will have difficulty finding the model they want in certain colors, thousands of auto plant workers will likely be told to stay home, and companies such as Toyota, Honda and others will lose billions of dollars in revenue.
Automotive Components Holdings, which makes hydraulic steering systems for Ford Motor Co., notified the state this week that it plans to permanently lay off 26 employees during the first two weeks of 2011.
Ford Motor Co. is continuing the process of shutting down a subsidiary’s east-side steering plant, filing a notice with the state that it intends to lay off 249 employees around Nov. 19.