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Ford CFO: F-150 Assembly Going 'Extremely Well'

January 30, 2015 | by Bloomberg Business | Comments

Bob Shanks, chief financial officer of Ford Motor Co., talks about the automaker's profit and sales outlook, the aluminum-bodied F-150 pickup truck, the performance of the company's European unit and the impact of currencies on competition from Asia.

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General Motors President Talks New Strategy And Outlook

January 29, 2015 12:27 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor

General Motors is a company in transition. In the last several years it has emerged from bankruptcy, lost its position as the No. 1 global automaker and has dealt with massive recalls. So where is the company headed and how is it planning to regain its dominance?


Ford’s Focus On Driving Innovation

January 28, 2015 12:52 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor

Ford CEO, Mark Fields, and group VP of Global Product Development, Raj Nair, talk about the company's new Research and Innovation Center in Silicon Valley and what it means for the future of auto innovation.             


The Possiblities Of Microsoft HoloLens

January 27, 2015 1:20 pm | by Microsoft

The team behind Microsoft HoloLens talks about creating the technology and how it could shape things going forward.                                       


Can A 3D Printed Car Change The Industry?

January 27, 2015 1:08 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor

If we’re all to believe the hype, 3D printed vehicles could play a role in the future of the auto industry. But some challenges remain before they can go mainstream.                         


Obama: More 'Made In America' Products Heading To India

January 26, 2015 1:17 pm | by USA TODAY

During his visit to India, President Obama unveiled plans to create jobs and boost the economic partnership between the U.S. and India.                                 


Manufacturer Spends Entire Ad Budget On Super Bowl Spot

January 26, 2015 12:24 pm | by CBS News

A dozen companies are buying a Super Bowl commercial for the first time this year. That’s the most newcomers in more than a decade. With an estimated 184 million people expected to watch the big game, one manufacturer thinks it’s worth making the high-stakes bet. 


Engineering Newswire: Floating Foam Car Claims Superior Safety

January 23, 2015 11:52 am | by Product Design & Development

Today's Engineering Newswire looks at battling diabetes with temporary tattoos, testing out Ford’s all-new carbon-fiber supercar, and floating in foam car.                           


Branson's Futuristic Vision To Get Internet To Everyone

January 23, 2015 11:48 am | by Bloomberg Business

Virgin Group Founder Sir Richard Branson shares his vision of how Virgin Galactic will launch satellites to help connect the three billion people in the world who don't have internet access.                  


Robotics: The Latest Davos Buzzword

January 22, 2015 12:59 pm | by Bloomberg Business

In addition to the Swiss Franc and the ECB, what else is being talked about at Davos? Robotics and AI have been taking some interest, so here's the low down of what to keep an eye out for this year.               


Malvertising Becomes A Growing Threat

January 21, 2015 12:59 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor

Another computer security threat is spreading and you may have already seen it in action.                                              


The World's Only Jet Corvette

January 21, 2015 12:06 pm | by CNNMoney

Looks like a Corvette. Sounds like a jet. Peter Valdes-Dapena takes this 880 hp monster for a drive.                                           


The World’s Top Innovative Companies

January 20, 2015 11:58 am | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor

Doug McIntyre talks about which companies are filing patents for new technology and leading the way in innovation.                                       


Ford CEO Talks About Hiring Ethicist To Focus On Driverless Cars

January 16, 2015 10:46 am | by CNNMoney

Ford CEO Mark Fields talks to Poppy Harlow about his company's future with driverless cars, and why they present such an ethical conundrum.                               


Engineering Newswire: Flying Tiny Drones & Mercedes' Self-Driving Car

January 16, 2015 10:40 am | by Product Design & Development

Today's Engineering Newswire looks at flying tiny drones as CES, taking a spin in Mercedes’ futuristic self-driving car, and 3D printing a giant head.                             


President Promotes Plans To Improve Cybersecurity

January 15, 2015 12:39 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor

As news of stolen data and cyberattacks becomes an increasing part of our daily lives, President Obama is urging Congress to pass legislation to better protect personal data and put the U.S. on a path to a better cyberdefense.       


3D Pen Draws In Mid-Air

January 15, 2015 12:03 pm | by CNNMoney

3Doodler is a pen that rapidly heats and cools plastic, allowing you to draw three-dimensional objects.                                          


Four Big Hits, One Miss At Detroit Auto Show

January 15, 2015 11:58 am | by USA TODAY

Chris Woodyard and Fred Meier share their top hits and misses from Detroit's auto show.                                               


Ford Unveils Carbon-Fiber Body GT Supercar

January 14, 2015 12:47 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor

Not everything at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit is about improved gas mileage, connected car technology or meeting the needs of today’s consumer. Sometimes it’s just about creating and presenting something fun.     


Trucks Roll In At The Detroit Auto Show

January 13, 2015 12:55 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor

On the heels of Ford’s North American Truck of the Year Award win for the aluminum F-150, other automakers have announced updates to their line of trucks.                           


GM Shows Off Electric Future

January 13, 2015 12:18 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor

This week at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, General Motors drew back the curtain on an affordable electric car it plans to release in 2017 and updated its current offering.               



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