Latest Ford Motor Co News

After years of plenty, auto workers want a bigger slice

Jul. 15, 2019 2:06 PM EDT

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Contract talks between the United Auto Workers and Detroit's three automakers kicked off with the union president departing from the traditionally friendly tone by telling Ford executives that workers want a bigger share of the companies' record profits. While Ford executives talked...

VW, Ford team up to make autonomous, electric vehicles

Jul. 12, 2019 3:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Volkswagen will invest $2.6 billion into a Pittsburgh autonomous vehicle company that's mostly owned by Ford as the automakers who were once rivals deepen their partnership to develop driverless and electric vehicles in an ultra-competitive landscape. The two automakers will become equal...

The Latest: Experts like what they see in Ford, VW tie-up

Jul. 12, 2019 9:25 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Ford's alliance with Volkswagen (all times local): 9:25 a.m. Auto industry watchers say Ford and Volkswagen have the right idea with their new partnership to develop autonomous and electronic vehicle technology. The companies on Friday announced Friday that Volkswagen will...

Lee Iacocca, engineer of Chrysler's turnaround, dies at 94

Jul. 3, 2019 12:20 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Lee Iacocca, the auto executive and master pitchman who put the Mustang in Ford's lineup in the 1960s and became a corporate folk hero when he resurrected Chrysler 20 years later, has died in Bel Air, California. He was 94. Two former Chrysler executives who worked with him, Bud Liebler, the...

Former Chrysler CEO Lee Iacocca has died at age 94

Jul. 3, 2019 2:58 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Lee Iacocca, the auto executive and master pitchman who put the Mustang in Ford's lineup in the 1960s and became a corporate folk hero when he resurrected Chrysler 20 years later, has died in Bel Air, California. He was 94. Two former Chrysler executives who worked with him, Bud Liebler, the...

Ford restructuring to cost 12,000 jobs in Europe

Jun. 27, 2019 9:19 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Carmaker Ford said Thursday it is shedding 12,000 jobs in Europe to increase profitability, part of a global trend of cost cuts by automakers facing shifting consumer tastes and heavy investments in electric cars. The job losses amount to about a fifth of Ford's work force in...

Big crowds expected downtown for Detroit fireworks show

Jun. 24, 2019 5:37 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Big crowds are expected in downtown Detroit and along the Detroit River for the annual Ford Fireworks show. The show takes place over the river Monday night. It will feature more than 10,000 pyrotechnic effects that are visible for miles (kilometers) in Detroit as well as Windsor, Ontario....

Correction: SmallBiz-Small Talk-LGBT-Owned Companies story

Jun. 13, 2019 12:42 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story June 5 about companies certified as lesbian,- gay-, transgender- and bisexual owned, The Associated Press misidentified the organization that does the certification. It is the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce, not the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. The story also...

Uber tests drone food delivery, launches new autonomous SUV

Jun. 12, 2019 7:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Uber is testing restaurant food deliveries by drone. The company's Uber Eats unit began the tests in San Diego with McDonald's and plans to expand to other restaurants later this year. Uber says the service should decrease food delivery times. It works this way: Workers at a restaurant...

Ford drivers hopeful for more success at Michigan

Jun. 8, 2019 7:33 PM EDT

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — Yes, victory lane this season has been dominated by Joe Gibbs' Toyotas, but this weekend the NASCAR Cup Series is in Michigan. That means Ford's drivers should be motivated — and history suggests they'll be tough to beat. "I had the privilege of having dinner with the Ford...