Henry Ford

The promise of Internet-connected vehicles is in full view, the question now is "when?" Henry Ford's visionary idea of the moving assembly line spurred a revolution in car manufacturing...

Ford Talks Connected Cars, the Cloud and Data Security is a post by Chad Kirchner from Gotta Be Mobile . During the Ford Trends conference, Jim Buczkowski, Henry Ford Technical Fellow and director of Electrical and Electronics Systems, discussed the...

The road to intelligent vehicles took a small but significant step today, with a fleet of cars taking part in a real-world 'intelligent vehicle' testing programme around Frankfurt/Main in Germany.

This real-world research forms part of Safe Intelligent Mobility - Testfield Germany (simTD) a four-year practical field test of the inherent potential of intelligent communication systems to improve road safety and mobility.

The consortium involves representatives from the likes of Audi, BMW, Daimler, Ford, Opel, Volkswagen, Bosch, Continental, Deutsche Telekom, regional infrastructure operators and German research institutions


My perception of Ford Motor Company is probably similar to most people's. The Mustang was the hallmark car in the 70s. The company suffered the same malaise as other automakers in the 80s, while the 90s saw bigger and bigger SUVs. And, of course, there was the ever-present F-150, either seen as beat-up work truck or shiny suburban boat hauler.

Somewhere along the way Ford's trajectory changed, though, to the point where it is now leading the technology charge in vehicles.

The number of vehicles in the world is climbing at an ever-accelerating rate, leading the scion of an automotive dynasty to warn of crippling gridlock that can be averted only with cars that talk to each other and to the road.

Bill Ford Jr., the executive chairman of Ford Motor Company and great grandson of Henry Ford, cautioned against the threat of increased car ownership without a corresponding increase in automotive connectivity. Ford made his comments today during his keynote at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, reflecting a growing viewpoint

How the Cap & Trade policy (or Crap & Trade, as I like to refer to it) will put the consumer electronics business, out of business and why are you not screaming about it?

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