With billions of emoji sent daily and nearly every mode of transportation including cars, scooters, boats, spaceships and ski lifts among the 3,000 approved icons available to emoji users, truck fans noticed a glaring omission: There is no pickup truck. Ford decided it was time to do something about this and is celebrating World Emoji Day with the debut of the pickup truck emoji.
Ford Motor Company and Volkswagen AG today announced they are expanding their global alliance to include electric vehicles – and will collaborate with Argo AI to introduce autonomous vehicle technology in the U.S. and Europe – positioning both companies to better serve customers while improving their competitiveness and cost and capital efficiencies.
While many young drivers love the freedom that comes from getting behind the wheel, few possess knowledge of simple, practical car repair skills that can get them out of a jam. But knowing how to go about easy jobs, like changing a wheel, means that young drivers needn’t feel helpless if they find themselves with a problem.
Both Ford and Lincoln rank among the top five automotive brands in the United States for the first time in the latest J.D. Power US Initial Quality Study thanks to overall quality improvements that are outpacing the industry. Now in its 33rd year, the study measures vehicle quality by analysing problems reported by owners in the first 90 days of ownership.
Just a year after women in Saudi Arabia were given the right to drive again, safety on the roads remains a top concern for the women behind the wheel in the Kingdom according to Ford Middle East’s latest Twitter poll.
Driving in heavy traffic can be stressful and even if you keep an eye on your mirrors, it’s easy to miss vehicles that may have moved into your blind spots without you noticing. It doesn’t take much for a momentary lapse of concentration to escalate quickly.
Fear of parking is real and many drivers go to great lengths to avoid parking anywhere remotely challenging. In fact, in a study conducted by Ford Middle East and Africa with women drivers in Saudi Arabia earlier this year, parking rated as one of the most stressful things drivers said they had to deal with.