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Rivian Gets Even More Money, Now From Ford

By: Gary S. Vasilash - April 24, 2019 at 8:39 AM

The electrification of automotive is serious business. This week it was announced that Ford is making a $500-million equity investment in Rivian.

Clouds from Both Sides Now: Ford, Autonomic, Amazon, Alibaba

By: Gary S. Vasilash - April 24, 2019 at 6:13 AM

Autonomic is a fully owned subsidiary of Ford Smart Mobility. It has developed something it calls the Transportation Mobility Cloud (TMC).

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2019 Mazda CX-5 Signature AWD

By: Gary S. Vasilash - April 23, 2019 at 8:52 AM

The week I am driving a Mazda CX-5, a Signature AWD version, Mazda North American Operations announced its first quarter sales. And while I look at the number, I really don’t understand them.

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Feature AI Advances into Production

April 24, 2019 - Lawrence S. Gould

Adopting new technology in design and manufacturing is usually a series of baby steps. Artificial intelligence and machine learning are no different.

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Feature Machine Learning in Manufacturing

April 24, 2019 - Michael Anderson

Production equipment is beginning to autonomously learn from experience.

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Ford Net Drops 35%, But Operating Profit Rises 12%

Ford Motor Co. says the costs of restructuring in Europe and exiting the heavy truck market in South America caused net earnings in the first quarter to skid to $1.1 billion from $1.7 billion last year.