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No Mr. President “cars (canNOT) be built in the US” Ford Inc. rebuffs Trump’s statement

WASHINGTON: President of the United States Donald Trump recently stirred a controversial debate as he tweeted saying that because of his 25% tariffs on chinese-made automobiles Ford has now decided to make their cars in the US. “This is just the beginning. This car can now be BUILT IN THE U.S.A. and Ford will pay no tariffs!” Trump tweeted. “Ford has abruptly killed a plan to sell a Chinese-made small vehicle in the U.S. because of the prospect of higher U.S. Tariffs.” CNBC. This is just the beginning. This car can now…

Ford urges 2,900 pickup owners to stop driving

WASHINGTON: Ford Motor said on Thursday it had confirmed a second death in an older pickup truck caused by a defective airbag inflator of Takata and urged 2,900 owners in North America to stop driving immediately until they can get replacement parts. The second largest U.S. automaker said it confirmed in late December that a July 2017 crash death in West Virginia in a 2006 Ford Ranger was caused by a defective Takata inflator. It previously reported a similar death in South Carolina that occurred in December 2015. Ford…

Ford self-driving test van ‘talks’ to pedestrians via light signals

WASHINGTON: Ford Motor and Virginia Tech Transportation Institute are testing a way to enable self-driving vehicles to communicate their movements visually to pedestrians, cyclists and to human drivers, the researchers said on Wednesday. The new communications method, which uses simple light signals to depict whether a self-driving vehicle is slowing or accelerating, has the potential to become a universal industry standard in all countries, Ford and institute researchers said. The automaker set out to find “a way to…

European carmakers hope to catch Tesla with faster e-car chargers

FRANKFURT: Europe's biggest carmakers are drawing on the full force of the continent's industrial prowess to build a network of ultra-fast charging stations as they look to stoke demand for electric cars and break Tesla's stranglehold on the market. BMW, Volkswagen, Ford and Daimler plan to build about 400 next-generation charging stations in Europe that can reload an electric car in minutes instead of hours. The long time it takes to charge batteries is one of the main disadvantages of electric cars compared to…