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Restructuring Storm Building as Ford Announces Senior Retirements in Treasury, Product Development, Manufacturing

A couple of the exits are noteworthy for signaling that major disruptive actions are about to occur. For example – was Kent responsible for the addled brained idea that Ford would cut its dividend that Ford Family members depend on? Nevertheless, the pressure remains for Ford to cut costs and start once again, yet again on a restructuring plan. to increase shareholder value. Continue reading

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Brick-Built McLaren in Central London PR Stunt

Consider that a new McLaren has been spotted during dynamic testing ahead of its introduction in January. The car’s brick-based construction has made it necessary for development to move from McLaren’s usual secret facility near Idiada in Spain to a busy LEGO Store in Central London. Continue reading

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Ford Begins Construction at Michigan Central Station

The three-phase project begins with the winterization of the building to dry it out from extensive water damage it sustained over the years, and then stabilizing the structure. Phase two includes replacing mechanical and electrical systems and restoring exterior masonry. Continue reading

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Ford First Automaker to Outline UN Human Rights Issues

Ford claims to be the first automaker to complete this assessment, thought to be key in identifying the issues that are at risk of the most severe negative impact through activities or business relationships. Continue reading

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BMW Group Threatens Trump on US Jobs

Buried at the bottom of the release was the following threat clearly aimed in AutoInformed’s view at President “tariff” Trump and his owning trade bluster and politically motivated policies that are threatening US jobs. Continue reading

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Chevrolet to Power Fernando Alonso’s 2019 Indy 500 McLaren

Chevrolet and McLaren have a racing history dating back to the mid-1960s. In 1966, Chevrolet and McLaren partnered in the Can-Am Series – one that makes the current Indy spec cars and their limited aero packages laughable given what was then an all-out racing series. Their teams won more than 70% of the races during the next seven years, including 23 in a row from 1968-1970. Continue reading

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Toyota Motor November US Sales Flat

Reflecting prevailing U.S. market trends TMNA, Toyota and Lexus divisions posted best-ever November for light truck sales. Continue reading

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Hyundai Partners with Netradyne on Vision Technology

The two organizations say they will create a “strong collaborative environment” for their individual artificial intelligence and research and development teams. HYUNDAI Mnsoft will use Netradyne’s dynamic crowd-sourced deep vision technologies for the development of HD Maps in its next generation of Hyundai and Kia vehicles. Continue reading

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Ford Motor November U.S. Sales Drop -7%

Only one Ford brand car increased its sales year-to-date, except for the new GT (125 total). Overall car sales were off -19.5% for the month (34088), -17.5% for the year at 425,508. Continue reading

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FCA and Trade Unions Meet in Turin on Employment

The fate of other FCA plants is murkier given the FCA stated goal of “strong synergies achieved through common application of electrified powertrains and platform sharing” as presented 2018-2022 Business Plan at FCA’s Capital Markets Day last June in Balocco. They are currently operating under capacity without full employment. Continue reading

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US Army – $1.69 Billion Order for Joint Light Tactical Vehicles

The JLTV is said to be engineered with industry leading suspension and protection systems, and the ability to support many mission kits and weapon systems. JLTV fills a “capability gap” for the U.S. Army and Marine Corps by replacing a large portion of the legacy up-armored HMMWV fleet with a modern light protected vehicle. Continue reading

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IndustriALL – Shell workers in Nigeria are just working to die

Contract workers outnumber permanent workers 2:1 at Shell and do the most dangerous jobs. Workers also said that if they asked for better wages or wanted to join a union, they would be threatened with dismissal. Continue reading

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Cruise and GM Closer to Sale of Self Driving Vehicles

“These appointments further demonstrate our commitment to transforming mobility through the safe deployment of self-driving technology and move us closer to our vision for a future with zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion,” said GM Chairman and CEO Mary Barra. Continue reading

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GM Canada to Train, Help Find Jobs for Fired Workers

GM Canada will also join with Durham Region educators and governments to train and transition Oshawa Assembly employees to new careers in Durham Region. “These efforts will help address the significant open requirements for talented workers from other regional employers,” GM said. Continue reading

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First Look – New or Revised 2020 Jeep Gladiator

Off-road prowess comes from Command-Trac and Rock-Trac 4×4 systems, third-generation Dana 44 axles, Tru-Lock electric front- and rear-axles, Trac-Lok limited-slip differential, a segment-exclusive sway-bar disconnect and, gulp, 33-inch off-road tires. Continue reading

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