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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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Ford mulls unibody Ranger truck replacement

Ford mulls unibody Ranger truck replacement

You don't have to go far in most parts of the United States to see a number of small trucks cruising the highways. Many of the major automakers make small trucks including Nissan, Toyota, and Chevrolet. For number of years Ford was in the small truck market with the Ranger. However, Ford ended production of the Ranger in December of 2011.

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