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Roush announces 2014 Mustang lineup

Roush announces 2014 Mustang lineup

The Ford Mustang is one of the more popular muscle cars on the market today. The Mustang is offered in versions using a V-6 or V-8 from the factory. Roush has been taking Mustangs of all sorts and making them look better and giving them more performance for years. The company has now announced its 2014 line of upgraded Ford Mustangs.

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Insurance Institute for Highway Safety announces Top Safety Picks+

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety announces Top Safety Picks+

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has announced the five vehicles awarded with its Top Safety Picks+ designation. The awards are based on each vehicle's performance in crash tests, with the goal being to encourage safer vehicles. This has been successful, with the Institute stating that some automakers have made changes to their vehicles in order to perform better on the tests.

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Ford recalls 196,500 Ford Freestar and Mercury Monterey minivans due to corrosion issue

Ford recalls 196,500 Ford Freestar and Mercury Monterey minivans due to corrosion issue

Ford has recalled approximately 196,500 2004 through 2007 Ford Freestar and Mercury Monterey minivans because of an issue with corrosion that could result in a safety problem with the third-row seats. Those vehicles account for the recalls in the United States, with another 33,500 or so vans being recalled elsewhere globally, although primarily in Canada.

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Ford2Go car sharing program launches in Germany

Ford2Go car sharing program launches in Germany

Automaker Ford has announced that it has launched a new Ford2Go car sharing program with its German dealer network. Ford is working with its German dealers Association and DB Rent GmbH, which is the company behind the Flinkster car sharing platform. Ford2Go will be the first automotive manufacturer backed nationwide car sharing program incorporating dealerships.

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Ford contributes AppLink code to GENIVI Alliance

Ford contributes AppLink code to GENIVI Alliance

Ford has announced that it has become the first American automaker to contribute open-source software code to the GENIVI Alliance. The code Ford has contributed goes with its AppLink feature allowing developers to create applications drivers of Ford vehicles can control using their voice from behind the wheel. AppLink makes controlling compatible smartphone and tablet apps possible using dashboard buttons as well.

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Ford expanding Cleveland plant to meet growing demand

Ford expanding Cleveland plant to meet growing demand

It is no secret the auto industry has suffered for years, but things are starting to lean towards the upswing, with Ford announcing that it will be expanding its plant in Cleveland, Ohio. This move comes in response to growing demand, and will allow the company to focus on creating more SUVs and efficient cars. Expanding the plant not only shows good things for Ford, but also brings with it the creation of 450 new jobs.

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U.S. to implement strategy against China trade secret theft

U.S. to implement strategy against China trade secret theft

There have been an onslaught of trade secret thefts and espionage strikes that have affected many U.S. corporations, including General Motors, Ford, DuPont, Dow Chemical and Cargill, as well as many media news outlet including The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Bloomberg news. All of the attacks seem to be originating from one area in China, and that’s the HQ for the People’s Liberation Army Unit 61398.

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