The Ford 24.7 Concept Car Predicted Apps Years Before Smartphones

Take a look at that dashboard: It's clearly presenting the driver with a selection of apps, each with a simple, readable icon. This isn't some 2015 future-mobile, though. It's the Ford 24.7 concept, a design exercise from January 2000—seven years before most folks came to know the concept of "apps." »10/08/14 3:41pm10/08/14 3:41pm

Ford Announces $129M In Third Quarter Losses, Forecasts Job Cuts

Ford has announced third quarter losses of $129 million after pre-tax losses of a total of $2.7 billion. These results are an improvement from the company's $380 million loss »11/07/08 8:30am11/07/08 8:30am in the third quarter of last year. This news comes after a quarter ravaged by the twin problems of high gasoline prices and overall economic…

Ford Picks Winners Of 21st Century Model T Competition

As part of the 100th anniversary of Ford's Model T »10/14/08 6:30pm10/14/08 6:30pm — happening right no, this very year, the Dearborn automaker announced a design contest among university students to create a Model T for the new century. The mandate: Design a simple, lightweight, practical vehicle that would be priced under $7,000. Six universities…

Volvo To Supplant V8s With Diesel Electric Hybrids By 2012

We've seen bits of evidence that Volvo's future powertrain »10/07/08 10:20am10/07/08 10:20am strategy will incorporate both , but now provides more detail on Volvo's evolving propulsion plans. Larger sedans and s will be targeted first, with their V8 engines replaced by a diesel five-cylinder engine powering the front wheels and an electric motor…

Bill Ford Sells One Million Shares Of Ford Stock, Obviously Needs The Dues

Remember when Bill Ford Jr. played the hero as Ford CEO, declining a salary in favor of stock while the company was in the middle of its never-ending recovery? Well it seems Billy Jr. decided to cash in some of his chips the other day, to the tune of one million shares of good old "F." At a sale price between $5 and… »9/23/08 11:20am9/23/08 11:20am

Leaked Fields E-Mail: Ford To Reduce Salaried Costs by 15%, Two-Ply Going To One

We've spent the morning checking out the leaked e-mail from Mark "Mullet" Fields to white-collar staff at Ford calling for another 15% reduction in costs associated with salaried work force. Yes, you heard that right — "costs associated with salaried work force." That doesn't mean a 15% cut in the salaried work force,… »6/06/08 10:40am6/06/08 10:40am

Tracinda To Expand Stake In Ford, Buy 20 Million More Shares

Kirk Kerkorian's Tracinda Corp is planning to add 20 million shares to its current pile of 100 million Ford Motor Company shares and is willing to pay $8.50 per share to do it. Trancinda made the announcement this morning to which Ford has responded with a "thanks for the vote of confidence" style statement. Seems… »4/28/08 10:00am4/28/08 10:00am

Ford Sales Up For First Time in 12 Months, Mission Accomplished!

It's taken 12 months of steady declines (strategic withdrawals) before Mark Fields could claim a victory in sales, by selling 182,951 cars in November. That's a whopping 0.4% increase over November 2006. Most surprisingly, the refreshed and SYNC-ed Ford Focus realized growth of 18% compared with last year. Sales of… »12/03/07 1:00pm12/03/07 1:00pm