July 18, 2014

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In this Blue Oval Connect Weekly Briefing…

  • Capability and Style: 2015 Ford Expedition Ready for the Open Road with EcoBoost Engine, Advanced Technology
  • Agile Ford Mustang Features All-New Suspension; Performance Pack Raises Bar for Handling and Braking
  • Ford Launches Product Acceleration in Middle East & Africa, Bringing at Least 25 New Vehicles by 2016
  • Outside Voices: (Detroit Free Press) Ford Expands Vehicle Lineup in Middle East, Africa


Announcements

Mustang DVD
Show Us Your #Fordie

Do you love Ford as much as we do? Show your love for Ford by participating in our Me and My #Fordie campaign.

How do you enter? It's simple. Send a pic of you and your Ford, with a caption, to blueoval@ford.com. Or post your photo on Twitter or Instagram and tag @AtFordOnline, #FordEmployee #Fordie.

We'll spotlight a new #Fordie each week in the Blue Oval Connect weekly briefing. Let's see those Fords!


Blue Oval
Ford Interest Advantage

Ford Interest Advantage (FIA) is a great way for you to invest your funds directly with Ford Credit. FIA pays a competitive interest rate, gives you convenient access to your funds when you need it, and lets you manage your investment with online and mobile access. For information about rates and other benefits, please go to www.fordcredit.com/FIA or call 1-800-462-2614.

To read the full article, click here.


Mustang DVD
Ford Supports Important Michigan Ballot Proposal

Joe Hinrichs recently reached out to Michigan employees about Proposal 1 – the ballot proposal to repeal the personal property tax on manufacturing equipment on the Aug. 5 ballot. Retirees can make their voice heard on this important issue too.

Ford Supports Proposal 1, read why here.

Click here for the related Q&A for more details.


Top Stories
Expedition
Capability and Style: 2015 Ford Expedition Ready for the Open Road with EcoBoost Engine, Advanced Technology

The new 2015 Ford Expedition is a full-size utility vehicle for consumers who want capability, class-leading maximum cargo space in the extended-length version and the latest advanced technologies.

To read the full article, click here.

Ford News

Mustang
Agile Ford Mustang Features All-New Suspension; Performance Pack Raises Bar for Handling and Braking

With new fully independent front and rear suspension systems, the all-new sixth-generation Ford Mustang is expected to be the nimblest and most comfortable example of the breed to date.

To read the full article, click here.

App Series
Ford Initiates Open Invitation to Finding Innovative Mobility Solutions; Launches Innovate Mobility Challenge Series

Ford recently announced the launch of its Innovate Mobility Challenge Series, inviting the developer and 'maker' communities to come together to find innovative mobility solutions in eight different locations around the world.

To read the full article, click here.

 
Global Notes
Go Further
Ford Launches Product Acceleration in Middle East & Africa, Bringing at Least 25 New Vehicles by 2016

Ford recently announced an aggressive product acceleration in its newest business unit, Middle East & Africa, leveraging the company's One Ford global portfolio and targeting opportunities for growth in small, mid-size and large vehicle segments.

To read the full article, click here.

S-MAX
The S-MAX Was the Main Protagonist Of the First Major Series of the Kinetic Design Golf Invitational

The S-Max was the main protagonist of the first Major Series of the Ford Kinetic Design Golf Invitational, the exclusive golf tour organized by the company for registered amateur golfers over 18 years-old.

To read the full article, click here

Blue Oval
Ford Helps Develop Future Co-Operative Intelligent Transport Systems in Europe; Presents DRIVE C2X Findings in Berlin

Ford will present its findings from a three-year research project into car-to-car and car-to-infrastructure communication technologies that could deliver early warnings of hazards, reduce congestion and improve road safety.

To read the full article, click here

 

Outside Voices
Ford Expands Vehicle Lineup in Middle East, Africa
(Detroit Free Press) Ford said it will introduce 25 new vehicles by 2016 for its new Middle East and Africa business unit. To read the full article, click here.

GM Revamped Ignition Switch in '04 Tied to Recent Recall of 6.8M Cars
(The Detroit News) General Motors Co. disclosed Friday in a regulatory filing related to a recent recall of 6.73 million cars that it first received a report of stalling in 2003. To read the full article, click here.

Analyst Foresees Cars as True Mobile Devices
(Wards Auto) Making functional cars is important, "but it is not going to be enough," says Thilo Koslowski, polishing his crystal ball as lead auto analyst for technology research firm Gartner. To read the full article, click here.

 

FERA
Ford Employees Recreation Association (FERA)

Location:
East Concourse (between the cafeteria and auditorium) Ford World Headquarters Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Ford Conference Event Center Wednesday (on Village Road across from The Henry Ford)

Desk hours:
10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Club Information:
Find a club that's right for you we have 45 Clubs!
If you don't find what you are looking for we can help you organize one!

Fun and Travel FERA Discounts:
Cedar Point Tickets
Kings Island Tickets
Golf Michigan Play Books
Travel Cruises and Resorts

For more FERA information, click to http://www.fera.org/.

 

Directory
Directory Information
Phone numbers and email addresses for important Ford Motor Company contacts can be found on @Ford Online at: http://www.at.ford.com/B2B/Pages/Directory2.aspx.

For benefit questions, please contact the NESC at 1-800-248-4444 or email NESC@ford.com.

Retiree Club Info
Retiree Club Information Now Online

**NEW UPDATES**

A complete list of retiree club information and group meetings has been relocated to an @Ford Online web page.

Click here to check out the listing of retiree clubs and groups, as well as upcoming meeting dates shared with the Blue Oval Connect team.

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