Ford Motor Co. News

Ford Motor Hit With $1.7B Verdict for Fatal Rollover Accident: Lawyer

Ford Motor Co. was told by a jury to pay more than $1.7 billion over a 2014 rollover accident that killed a Georgia couple, a lawyer for the family said. Jurors delivered their verdict on punitive damages Friday following a …

New Jersey Sues Ford for Damages Over Mining That Contaminated Tribal Land

New Jersey officials sued Ford Motor Company on Thursday, alleging that the automaker contaminated the ancestral homeland of a Native American tribe by dumping paint sludge and other pollutants into a former mine. The action in state court seeks unspecified …

Ford to Pay States $19.2 Million Over False Advertising Claims

Ford Motor Co. will pay $19.2 million to resolve allegations it falsely advertised real-world fuel economy and payload capacity for some hybrids and pickup trucks, the Iowa Attorney General’s Office said on Tuesday. The multi-state settlement covers 2013–2014 C-Max hybrids …

Ford Motor, ADT $105M Joint Venture Targets Vehicle Security Systems

Ford Motor Co. and ADT Inc. have launched a $105 million joint venture, Canopy, to develop and market in-vehicle security systems for commercial and retail customers, the companies said. The first standalone systems, due in about 12 months, will employ …

Ford, Walmart and Self-Driving Startup Argo AI to Launch Autonomous Vehicle Delivery

Self-driving startup Argo AI, automaker Ford Motor Co. and Walmart Inc. will together launch an autonomous vehicle delivery service in Miami, Austin, and Washington, D.C, the companies said on Wednesday [Sept. 15]. Initial integration testing is expected to begin later …

How Automakers Are Navigating Differences Over COVID Vaccine Mandates

Public support for stronger measures to require COVID vaccinations is strong, according to a new Reuters/IPSOS poll, but for Detroit automakers the debate over vaccination policy is far from over. General Motors Co. said on Thursday it has required its …

Ford, Lyft, Argo AI Collaborate to Offer Robotaxi Service in Cities

Self-driving startup Argo AI, carmaker Ford Motor Co. and ride-hail company Lyft Inc. on Wednesday said they partnered to offer robotaxi trips to Lyft customers in Miami and Austin. The service is expected to launch in Miami later this year …

Ford Halts Production at Southern India Plant as COVID-19 Cases Surge

CHENNAI – Ford Motor Co. said it will halt production at its car plant in India’s southern state of Tamil Nadu after workers staged a lunchtime sit-in protest on Thursday, demanding leave and health benefits, as the country battles the …

Pay-Per-Mile Car Insurer Metromile Signs Deal with Ford

Auto insurer Metromile said it is teaming up with Ford Motor Co. to provide owners of Ford vehicles with connectivity technology with personalized car insurance. Ford is Metromile’s first agreement with a major manufacturer and Metromile said its models are …

U.S. Automakers Revving Up Production, Stressing Covid Safety at Work and Home

Automakers are speeding up U.S. assembly lines to meet recovering demand, increasingly confident coronavirus safety protocols are working to prevent outbreaks in their plants but wary of the challenges workers face outside. Screening workers for COVID-19 using temperature scans and …