How Rideshares Will Blend Into OEMs When Autonomous Cars Go Mainstream

  • Diana Asatryan
  • June 1, 2017
No doubt, 2017 is the year of autonomous. Major carmakers are not only testing driverless cars, but are beginning to deploy shuttle-like autonomous ridesharing services in closed environments. Ford Motor Co., for example, vowed to have its first batch of autonomous shared shuttles available on Ford factory campuses next year. It will also launch a […]

GM Continues to Speed Ahead of Ford, Despite CEO Shift

  • Natalie Mattila
  • May 26, 2017
General Motors Co. is leading the pack in mobility, even ahead of Ford Motor Co., thanks to its Maven program, 10% investment in Lyft, and rising popularity of the Chevrolet Bolt EV, Mobility Finance has learned. “I would say GM is ahead of Ford,” an unnamed source told Mobility Finance. “I am not sure if […]

Ford Pivots to Focus on Mobility After Replacing CEO

  • Emma Sandler
  • May 22, 2017
Ford Motor Co., following pressure from shareholders over sagging stock prices, named Jim Hackett as its new CEO, replacing Mark Fields. Hackett, former CEO of Steelcase, recently served as chairman of Ford Smart Mobility, a subsidiary created last year to handle the automaker’s investments in autonomous vehicles and new mobility services. Fields had been investing […]

Chariot Might Manage Ford’s Autonomous Vehicle Fleet, CTO Says

  • Emma Sandler
  • May 16, 2017
Ford Motor Co. is open to various forms of fleet management for its autonomous vehicles, which could include its own Chariot rideshare, Raj Nair, the automaker’s chief technology officer, said at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in New York City yesterday. Ford is currently working on deploying level 4 autonomous vehicles for ridesharing by 2021, which will […]

Canadian Ford Dealership Poised to Evolve With New E-Commerce Model

  • Natalie Mattila
  • May 5, 2017
Financial providers and automakers are not the only institutions innovating, as the auto industry continues to evolve. Even dealerships are altering their standard brick-and-mortar models, including Alberta Koch Automotive Group, which is launching Canada’s first e-commerce dealerships. The dealer group has rolled out the e-commerce platform to three of its four dealerships so far, with […]
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