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....And in the US, legislation to allow the testing of driverless cars has been introduced in 35 of 50 states, and adopted in six. Google, Lyft, Uber, Ford and Volvo recently formed the Self Driving Coalition for Safer Streets to lobbying for more favourable federal standards. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Grenfell Tower appeared among the case studies listed on a section of Artelia’s website headed “cost management” on Thursday morning but had disappeared by the end of the day. The building services engineering firm Max Fordham was also commissioned as a specialist consultant, according to the report. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. A little over a century since Ford’s Model T first allowed the average American to drive their own motor car, the manufacturing giant is threatening to take them away from the wheel. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... Companies that do this really annoy me,” Farrant says. Spurred into action, the retiree, who owns a six-year-old Ford Focus that is solely used by him and his wife Dinah, decided to switch to cover bought from LV= for £80. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... Springall adds: "Challenger banks offer the best rates, but they can also change their range much faster than other brands. A good recent example was Ford Money's regular saver paying 4 per cent, which was withdrawn after just one day. ... [Read full article on Daily Express ]
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Complex chain of companies that worked on Grenfell Tower raises oversight concerns image
....Grenfell Tower appeared among the case studies listed on a section of Artelia’s website headed “cost management” on Thursday morning but had disappeared by the end of the day. The building services engineering firm Max Fordham was also commissioned as a specialist consultant, according to the report. ...
Shop around to tackle inflation as rate at four-time high image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of June 2017 08:20:00 AM
.... Springall adds: "Challenger banks offer the best rates, but they can also change their range much faster than other brands. A good recent example was Ford Money's regular saver paying 4 per cent, which was withdrawn after just one day. ...
Street wars 2035: can cyclists and driverless cars ever co-exist? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of June 2017 06:00:19 AM
....And in the US, legislation to allow the testing of driverless cars has been introduced in 35 of 50 states, and adopted in six. Google, Lyft, Uber, Ford and Volvo recently formed the Self Driving Coalition for Safer Streets to lobbying for more favourable federal standards. ...
Renewing your RAC cover? Don’t let them jack up the price image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 10th of June 2017 06:00:18 AM
.... Companies that do this really annoy me,” Farrant says. Spurred into action, the retiree, who owns a six-year-old Ford Focus that is solely used by him and his wife Dinah, decided to switch to cover bought from LV= for £80. ...
Aston Martin roars back into profit for the first quarter image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of May 2017 03:56:30 PM
....Revenues more than doubled to £188m in the quarter. Aston Martin, which has made an annual loss for each of the past six years, was sold by Ford in 2007 to Italian and Kuwaiti investment firms. ...
'Nothing we could do' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 11:00:17 PM
....Mexico is currently the world's fourth largest car exporter, but could US President Donald Trump's plans to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta) between the US, Canada and Mexico bring this to an end?. On the outskirts of the Mexican state of San Luis Potosi, the skeletal remains of the partially constructed Ford plant loom over the desert. ...
RBS could rob us of the chance to see Fred Goodwin grilled in court | Nils Pratley image
.... The litigants don’t owe future historians anything – but they’d be doing them a favour by going ahead. If you’re Ford and your market capitalisation has fallen below that of the electric upstart Tesla, you’re probably right to worry about investors’ implied judgment that your business model is vulnerable to technological innovation. ...
Ford names Jim Hackett as new CEO in push to build self-driving cars image
. Ford has named the head of its driverless cars division as its chief executive in a sudden regime change, as the company that pioneered the assembly line looks to the next stage of the industry’s evolution. ...
Tesla factory workers reveal pain, injury and stress: 'Everything feels like the future but us' image
....When Tesla bought a decommissioned car factory in Fremont, California, Elon Musk transformed the old-fashioned, unionized plant into a much-vaunted “factory of the future”, where giant robots named after X-Men shape and fold sheets of metal inside a gleaming white mecca of advanced manufacturing. The appetite for Musk’s electric cars, and his promise to disrupt the carbon-reliant automobile industry, has helped Tesla’s value exceed that of both Ford and, briefly, General Motors (GM). ...
Ford looks to cut 1,400 jobs image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of May 2017 07:22:17 PM
. Car giant Ford will offer voluntary retirement and other financial incentives to some 15,000 workers in a bid to cut 1,400 jobs in North America and Asia. ...
Ford 'set to shed 10% of workforce' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of May 2017 07:39:31 AM
. Ford is planning to cut around 10% of its global workforce in an attempt to boost profits, according to reports. ...
Holy guacamole! Avocado fans in UK face further price rises image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 12th of May 2017 03:45:26 PM
.... The fall in the value of the pound against the euro and the dollar has also contributed to price rises. Ben Fordham, chief executive of London-based Mexican chain Benito’s Hat, said the company had been forced to change supplier for its avocados as it tried to hold down costs. ...
What does the business world make of Trump 100 days in? The jury is still out image
....Nor has the president been shy to name and shame those companies that offend him. Trump has used the bully pulpit (mostly via his Twitter account) to lambast companies including GM and Ford for their plans to manufacture overseas. ...
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Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 17th of April 2017 11:15:19 PM
.... . Ford is even integrating Amazon's Alexa voice-activated software into its cars, enabling drivers to remotely start their cars with a voice command and personal identification number. ...
Facing the future image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 16th of April 2017 11:29:50 PM
Ford wheels out range of online savings accounts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 15th of April 2017 06:00:17 AM
. Ford has motored into the UK savings market with a range of customer accounts. ...
White van nation: meet the drivers behind the on-demand economy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 15th of April 2017 06:00:17 AM
....The car park that surrounds New Spitalfields Market like an awesome concrete moat is, this morning as every morning, teeming with vans. “Thousand, easy,” says Johnny Bates, scanning the fleet of Ford Transits and Mercedes Sprinters as they grind in and out of gear, halt with sudden handbrake croaks, and give out rich and satisfying roars as cargo-bay doors slide open. ...
Tesla board 'too close to Elon Musk' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 09:01:58 PM
....They urged it to re-elect members annually and to add two new independent directors to the board. In a tweet Mr Musk said the investors "should buy Ford stock" instead. ...
Inflation rates puts squeeze on savers as UK is in the midst of a 'silent savings crisis' image
....This is only available online and is covered by the Swedish Deposit Insurance Scheme, rather than the FSCS. US motor manufacturer Ford has now entered the savings market with rates including 0. ...
Ford Money: New savings and ISA accounts launched aiming to help struggling savers image
. Ford Money now offers UK savers ISAs, as well as variable and fixed-rate savings accounts. ...
Amazon's Alexa turns on Ford car's engine image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 10th of April 2017 11:17:39 PM
. Ford is giving its newest cars a virtual assistant. ...
The new age of Ayn Rand: how she won over Trump and Silicon Valley image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 10th of April 2017 05:49:09 PM
.... It was a pledge to make the US government an active meddler in the market, negotiating trade deals, bringing back jobs. His public bullying of big companies – pressing Ford or the air-conditioner manufacturer Carrier to keep their factories in the US – was precisely the kind of big government intrusion upon the natural rhythms of capitalism that appalled Rand. ...
Tesla surpasses GM to become most valuable car company in US image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 10th of April 2017 04:37:58 PM
.... Piper Jaffray now rates Tesla stock at an equivalent to “buy”. Tesla’s soaring share price put it ahead of Ford just a week ago after the company’s stronger-than-expected results report. ...
Ford sees a future in UK after Brexit, says CEO Mark Fields image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 8th of April 2017 08:56:57 AM
. Ford will be in the UK for "quite some time" despite concerns about the impact of the Brexit vote, the company's chief executive has said. ...
Advertising fail image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 6th of April 2017 01:57:06 PM
....It also showed former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi in the driver's seat grinning and flashing the peace sign. The advert for Ford's new Fido hatchback was posted online soon after India passed a new law on violence against women following a fatal gang rape. ...
Soviet saloon image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of April 2017 11:04:36 PM
....Motoring journalist Dave Richards says that the big increase in the number of formerly "prosaic" or ordinary cars now considered to be classics certainly isn't limited to former Soviet vehicles. Instead, he says that cars such as old Ford Cortinas and Capris, the original Mini, and even the Austin Maxi, are in big demand. ...
Tesla closes in on General Motors as most valuable US carmaker image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of April 2017 05:33:05 PM
....Electric car maker Tesla is vying with General Motors to become the most valuable auto company in the US. On Monday, Tesla's market value passed Ford's after the firm's shares rose on news it had delivered a record number of cars in the first quarter of 2017. ...
Tesla charges ahead to overtake Ford in market value image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of April 2017 01:31:56 PM
....The other is less than 15 years old and has never made a profit. And yet a 7% surge in the value of shares in electric car firm Tesla on Monday saw it zoom ahead of Ford Motor Company, in terms of its stock market value. ...
Tesla's market value overtakes Ford image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 3rd of April 2017 09:20:03 PM
. Tesla's market value has overtaken that of Ford after shares in the electric car maker added more than 7%. ...
Congested, polluted and with car jobs at risk, Stuttgart reaches a crossroads image
.... EU carbon standards, which demand a fleet average of 95g CO2 per km by 2021 and much lower by 2025, will force carmakers to build and sell electric vehicles in large numbers, say analysts. “What started with plug-ins and hybrids is moving quickly to fully electric and driverless cars,” says a spokesperson for Magna, one the world’s biggest car-parts firms, which supplies Ford and others. ...
Ford recalls 52,000 F-250 pick-up trucks over park fault image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 1st of April 2017 07:34:54 PM
. Ford is recalling 52,000 F-250 pick-up trucks over a fault which can cause the vehicle to roll while the automatic transmission lever is in park position. ...
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Paramount looks to Disney model to recover after string of flops image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 30th of March 2017 12:13:26 PM
....Hailed as an instant sci-fi classic, it is the runaway success of the relatively smaller budget ($47m) Arrival that harks back to Paramount’s roots. Starring Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner and directed by Denis Villeneuve, who is working on the next Blade Runner movie with Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford, Arrival took $200m worldwide. ...
Vauxhall drops FA home nations football sponsorship deals image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 29th of March 2017 05:09:23 PM
....The Scottish FA said it would consider all the options open to it as it started the process of seeking a new main sponsor that was in the best interests of Scottish football. Football Association of Wales (FAW) chief executive, Jonathan Ford, said: "The partnership between the FAW and Vauxhall has been hugely successful for both parties. ...
Ford to invest $1.2bn in Michigan plants image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of March 2017 03:03:56 PM
. Ford has said it will spend $1. ...
RBS and NatWest to close 158 branches and cut 470 jobs: Is your local bank shutting? image
.... James, Nottingham University, Olney, Ripley Derbyshire, Rugeley, Sleaford, Southwell, Staveley Chesterfield, Stoke-on-Trent, Stone Staffs, Stowmarket, Sutton Coldfield Wylde Green, Towcester, Trentham, Stoke-on-Trent, Washwood Heath, Woodbridge North. Adel Leeds, Ambleside, Bingley, Bradford City Centre, Cockermouth, Colne, Droylsden, Eccles, Egremont, Formby, Frodsham, Grange-over-Sands, Haxby York, Heswall, Huyton, Keswick, Kirkby, Knaresborough, Liverpool One, Liverpool University, Manchester University Union, Millom, Otley, Ramsbottom, Selby, Settle, Tadcaster, Thirsk, Ulverston, Wigton South West and WalesAberdare, Boscombe, Builth Wells, Burnham-on-Sea, Canford Cliffs Poole, Chandler's Ford, Cheddar, Ebbw Vale, Ferndown, Hay-on-Wye, Hythe Southampton, Langport, Machynlleth, Monmouth, New Milton, Pontypool, Southampton London Road, Southampton Portswood, Warminster, Wellington Somerset, Welshpool, Westbourne Bournemouth, Wincanton, Winton Bournemouth, Worle, Ystrad Mynach ScotlandAnstruther, Banchory, Bishopbriggs, Blantyre, Buckie, Cowdenbeath, Cumnock, Cupar, Dalgety Bay, Denny, Forres, Girvan, Glasgow Alexandra Parade, Glasgow Anniesland Cross, Glasgow Burnside, Glasgow Crosshill, Glasgow Govan, Grangemouth, Kilsyth, Kirkcaldy Central, Leven, Mauchline, Newton Mearns, Newton Stewart, Prestwick, Stenhousemuir, Stonehaven, Troon, Westhill, Whitburn. ...
Hard Brexit 'could increase cost of making a car in UK by £2,400' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 06:34:46 PM
....However, companies with substantial operations in Europe or overseas which use their UK factories as a satellite factory that focuses on exports to the EU could relocate. The final scenario is that EU-based manufacturers who export vehicles or components to the UK – such as Ford – could move some manufacturing to the UK. ...
Has the tech bubble peaked? Signs that the startup boom may be fizzling image
....Ride-sharing app Uber, for example, has raised more than $16bn and is valued at more than $69bn. That’s more than automotive giants such as General Motors and Ford, despite the company losing $2. ...
Trump begins rollback of Obama's car pollution standards to curb emissions image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 10:22:11 PM
....”. Trump unveiled the review at an event in Detroit where he met with executives from companies, including General Motors, Ford and Fiat. ...
'Inadequate' celebrity mental health clinic ordered to improve image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 01:30:54 PM
....The Priory hospital is based in a Grade II-listed building in Roehampton, south-west London. It is best known for treating celebrities, particularly for drug addiction, and has been described as the British equivalent of the Betty Ford Clinic in the US. ...
Brexit and Bochum haunt Vauxhall in the new battle for Ellesmere Port image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 11th of March 2017 04:00:38 PM
....British carmakers are already nervous about their prospects when the country leaves the European Union: tariffs or other trade barriers on British cars exported to the EU could deal a hammer blow to the sector. Jim Farley, president of Ford Europe, last week insisted that barrier-free trade was essential to protecting his company’s 14,000 British workers. ...
Road tax rises image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 10:07:22 PM
Patagonia and The North Face: saving the world – one puffer jacket at a time image
.... Early in their friendship, a white-water kayaking trip together in California ended with Chouinard getting 15 stitches in his face. And in 1968 the two drove a Ford Econoline van from Ventura, California, to the remote region of Chile and Argentina named Patagonia. ...
Car deal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 12:49:19 PM
GM set to announce Opel and Vauxhall sale on Monday image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 5th of March 2017 12:03:33 PM
....Opel had hoped to return to profitability by 2016, but the slide in sterling following the EU referendum last June contributed to its 257m euros annual loss. In contrast, Ford Europe managed to make a pre-tax profit last year despite the pound's collapse. ...
Bridgend reels from jobs threat hanging over Ford plant image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 07:00:39 AM
....”. The news that the Ford’s Bridgend engine plant, a provider of skilled, well-paid jobs in this corner of south Wales since the late 1970s, may shed more than 1,000 jobs over the next five years has been greeted with gloom, anger and recriminations. ...
Ford Bridgend: Welsh secretary 'optimistic' over future image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 06:05:24 AM
. Ford's engine plant in Bridgend will have opportunities to bid for new work which could secure threatened jobs, the Welsh secretary has said. ...
Unite blames Brexit as Ford prepares to cut 1,160 Welsh jobs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 05:57:25 PM
. Len McCluskey, the head of the UK’s biggest trade union has urged Theresa May to guarantee car makers tariff-free access to the single market after Brexit, as Ford unveiled plans to cut 1,160 jobs over five years at its engine factory in Bridgend, Wales. ...
Snapchat IPO: Evan Spiegel tries to sell investors on his top product – himself image
....The 26-year-old son of California lawyers grew up in the Pacific Palisades, a glittering Los Angeles enclave just east of Malibu. He drives a Ferrari, once dated Taylor Swift and now lives with his girlfriend, the model Miranda Kerr, in a house once owned by Harrison Ford. ...
Drive off with a secondhand car for less image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of February 2017 06:59:05 AM
....Over the past three years consumers have increasingly been relying on credit to fund new car purchases, with nearly nine out of 10 private vehicles bought this way during 2016, according to the Finance & Leasing Association. The rise of the personal contract purchase (PCP), which lets you buy, say, a new Ford Fiesta for as little as £150 a month and a small deposit, is largely behind the boom in cars sales in Britain. ...
Five minute guide to the rising cost of car maintenance image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 19th of February 2017 12:01:00 AM
....SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL This will come as some consolation for those who cannot afford a luxury vehicle, as your mass-market runabout is likely to need fewer repairs. Ward says super-minis and hatchbacks have cheaper claims, because of the simplicity of their parts and reduced costs of labour: “These include makes such as Smart, Kia, Seat, Ford and Hyundai, all with less than 10 per cent of owners claiming each year. ...
Instagram beauty boys are the new face of makeup image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of February 2017 12:05:29 AM
.... In 2008 high street beauty giant Superdrug launched its Taxi Man range, complete with guyliner and manscara. In 2013 it went high fashion, with Tom Ford and Marc Jacobs launching male cosmetics ranges. ...
Sub-prime cars: are car loans driving us towards the next financial crash? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of February 2017 03:29:36 PM
....The site has made Ling Valentine, who describes herself as the “Dragons’ Den car-leasing queen”, after an appearance on the BBC programme, Britain’s biggest individual seller of cars. She shifted £85m-worth last year, promising brand new Ford Fiestas for £150 a month. ...
Made in London no more: will property speculation kill industry in the capital? image
. Beefeaters’ red uniforms, Ford motor engines, Truman’s beer, Brompton bikes – they all share the proud hallmark of being made in London. ...
UK electric vehicle boom drives new car sales to 12-year high image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 6th of February 2017 09:42:11 AM
....”. The Ford Fiesta remains the UK’s most popular car, followed by the Volkswagen Golf and Ford Focus. ...
Volvo to seek volunteers for self-driving car trial in UK image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of February 2017 07:22:32 AM
.... If the car was clearly at fault, the insurance company can pay the customer and we speak to the insurance company” and cover the damage. Jaguar Land Rover and Ford are also undertaking trials in the UK, but the Volvo pilot is the largest one on public roads. ...
Starbucks vows to hire 10,000 refugees as US companies condemn Trump travel ban image
....Starbucks has promised to hire 10,000 refugees over five years in response to Donald Trump’s executive order temporarily barring refugees access to the US and banning entry for anyone from seven majority Muslim countries. The move came as leading US companies including Alphabet, Amazon, Ford, Goldman Sachs and Microsoft came out against the policy. ...
Uber: the app that changed how the world hails a taxi image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 29th of January 2017 07:00:17 AM
....Camp loved the movie, but something specific in it got him thinking. Thirty minutes into the film, Bond is driving his silver Ford Mondeo in the Bahamas on the trail of his adversary, Le Chiffre, when he glances down at his Sony Ericsson phone. ...
Jobs for all? In the US that idea is about to be tested to destruction | John Harris image
....But Trump’s plans for a renaissance of manufacturing work are something else. Ford and General Motors, he said this week, were “gonna build plants back in the United States” and thereby “bring jobs back to America, like I promised on the campaign trail”. ...
Bernie Sanders supports Trump's TPP order while McCain criticizes opting out image
....“We are going to be imposing a very major border tax on the product when it comes in,” Trump said. The president promised the executives from Ford, Dell Technologies, Tesla and others that he would cut regulation and taxes for businesses. ...
If Brexit Britain is to survive, Theresa May must get industry right | Matthew d’Ancona image
.... In their book Only Humans Need Apply, Thomas H Davenport and Julia Kirby describe “an augmentation agenda” in which humans learn to work alongside smart machines. The writers Martin Ford and Yuval Noah Harari take a much gloomier view of a future governed by robotic and algorithmic work, in which white-collar jobs are no less imperilled than the blue-collar workforce. ...
The new robot revolution will take the boss's job, not the gardener's image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 22nd of January 2017 01:38:08 PM
.... Full employment policies, capital controls, progressive income tax and strong trade unions ensured this was the case. In Davos last week, one of Trump’s advisers, Anthony Scaramucci, made the point that Henry Ford was a ruthless, rich capitalist but he understood that there was no point in churning out cars that his workforce could not afford to buy. ...
Why the secret to productivity isn’t longer hours image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 22nd of January 2017 08:00:01 AM
.... Companies like Basecamp and Treehouse have been limiting email contact in the evening and reducing the length of the working day. Just as Henry Ford showed 100 years ago that you can have people doing an eight-hour day rather than a 10-hour day and still have people doing good work and being productive, I think these companies show that it is not inevitable that communications technologies have to keep us connected 24/7. ...
Mexico braced for exodus to US as ‘Trump effect’ hurts the peso image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 21st of January 2017 04:00:04 PM
.... The peso swooned from 18 to the dollar to 20 in the election’s immediate aftermath and slid again to 22 in recent days as Trump ratcheted up the pressure. He threw Mexico’s car industry – a sizable employer –into disarray by threatening Ford, Toyota, General Motors and other manufacturers with tariffs unless they shipped jobs to the US. ...
Twelve things you need to know about driverless cars image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 15th of January 2017 07:30:09 AM
....When they do, regulatory approval permitting, their most significant impact is likely to be in the area of urban mobility. “AVs will enable new service configurations where consumers are delivered door to door with virtually no stops in a comfortable vehicle with just one to three other passengers,” says Stan Boland, CEO of FiveAI, which builds AI-driven software for AVs and is one of the companies testing autonomous vehicles on UK roads in 2017, alongside major manufacturers including Volvo and Ford. ...
How to break costs: Drive a hard bargain if changing your car image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 15th of January 2017 12:01:00 AM
....This can help to offset many of the initial costs, making a brand-new car more affordable than you think. It analysed the costs for popular new motors the Nissan Qashqai, Volkswagen Golf, BMW 3 Series, Ford Fiesta and Vauxhall Astra, and found that in every case fuel, road tax and MOT (not required until the car is three-years old) were all cheaper than they would be for a five-year-old model. ...
Obama's legacy image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 13th of January 2017 12:03:44 AM
Amazon announces plans to create more than 100,000 US jobs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 12th of January 2017 06:55:01 PM
....Job creation has become a hot-button political issue since the 8 November election. Ford Motor Co last week reversed plans for a $1. ...
US 'car tsar' Steve Rattner: Obama deserves high marks image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 12th of January 2017 05:41:02 PM
...."Car tsar" Steve Rattner, former head of President Obama's Automotive Task Force, says the outgoing chief deserves "pretty high marks" for his economic policy. Bailing out a struggling car industry in 2009 prevented the loss of "at least a million jobs", says Mr Rattner, and possibly saved the Ford motor company. ...
Cash car image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of January 2017 12:21:21 AM
....For example, Mercedes-Benz recently launched a car-sharing app called Croove. In September, Ford bought Chariot, a San Francisco-based crowd-sourced shuttle service, and is even investing in a bike-sharing start-up called Motivate. ...
Fiat Chrysler plants in Mexico may close if Trump enacts import tax, CEO says image
.... Julian Eaves, managing director of Preferred Compounding de México, a US-owned maker of rubber compounds operating in central Mexico, told the Guardian that the economic cost could run into the hundreds of millions or billions of dollars over the next five years, if manufacturing, contracting and indirect jobs fall short of current plans. Marchionne’s comments came shortly after Trump had praised Fiat Chrysler and Ford for announcing new investments in the US. ...
Google Waymo self-driving minivan tests to start image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 9th of January 2017 02:06:26 PM
....". Ford, for example, is developing vehicles with similar on-board technology and has said it will have fully autonomous vehicles on the road by 2021. ...
Toyota plans to invest $10bn in US image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 8th of January 2017 10:03:23 PM
.... But that's part of a normal strategic manufacturing direction," Mr Robertson said. Last week Ford cancelled a $1. ...
Auto industry's Trump fear: 'Everyone dreads being subject of a tweet' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 7th of January 2017 08:00:14 AM
.... The Republican candidate took Michigan, home to the auto show and still the industry’s hub, from the Democrats for the first time since 1988 with a campaign that tore into companies that have sent those voters’ jobs abroad, especially to Mexico. Ford bore the brunt of Trump’s attacks during the election. ...
CES 2017: Ford sticks to self-driving cars by 2021 pledge image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 6th of January 2017 08:39:41 PM
. Ford insists it will have fully autonomous cars, without steering wheels or brake pedals, on the roads by 2021. ...
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We contribute billions to US economy, Toyota politely tells Trump image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 6th of January 2017 06:54:40 AM
....Other carmakers appear to have been affected by Trump’s attempts to browbeat them into building vehicles in the US. Ford Motor this week scrapped plans to build a $1. ...

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