November 22, 2013

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In this Blue Oval Connect Weekly Briefing…

  • With Self-Parking Technology and Obstacle Avoidance Capability, Ford Edge Concept Is Tomorrow's Utility Today
  • F-Series Achieves Important Sales Milestone
  • Ford to Reveal New Mustang and Much More at Go Further Event in Barcelona
  • Outside Voices: (Detroit Free Press) Ford to Invest $150 Million, Add 350 Jobs at Buffalo Stamping Plant



Henry Ford 150th

Ford Edge
With Self-Parking Technology and Obstacle Avoidance Capability, Ford Edge Concept Is Tomorrow's Utility Today

Ford, the company that defined the crossover utility vehicle segment, introduced new automated driving technologies in the Ford Edge Concept. The technologies include a push-button and remote-operated parking feature customers could use from either inside or outside the vehicle.

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Ford Mustang
Ford to Reveal All-New Mustang Dec. 5; Teams with Facebook and Instagram for 15-Day Countdown

Ford will take the cover off the all-new Mustang Dec. 5, the sixth generation of the iconic pony car that will celebrate 50 years in production next year.

To read the full article, click here


Ford News

 F-150
F-Series Achieves Important Sales Milestone

Ford F-Series marked an important milestone, with calendar year-to-date sales already surpassing 2012 full-year truck sales.

To read the full article, click here.

F-150
First CNG-Capable 2014 Ford F-150 Rolls Off the Line in Kansas City

Ford, America's truck leader, began production of the 2014 F-150 with the ability to run on compressed natural gas, making Ford the only manufacturer with an available CNG/LPG-capable half-ton pickup.

To read the full article, click here.


Hinrichs with Popular Mechanics Award
Ford Fiesta ST Earns Popular Mechanics Excellence Award

The Ford Fiesta ST was recently voted the best handling car in the Popular Mechanics 2014 Automotive Excellence Awards.

To read the full article, click here.

Global Notes

Ford
Ford to Reveal New Mustang and Much More at Go Further Event in Barcelona

Ford of Europe will reveal the new Ford Mustang and a host other exciting new vehicles and technologies at a special Go Further event in Barcelona, Spain, on Dec.5.

To read the full article, click here.

Transit Fleet
Ford Vans Top U.K. Reliability Poll

Ford builds the most reliable vans according to a Fleet News survey of the 50 largest U.K. contract hire and leasing companies.

To read the full article, click here.

Driving Skills for Life
Driving Skills for Life Training Starts in France

Ford Driving Skills for Life, Ford's free young driver education programme, gets underway in France next week, following highly successful launches in the U.K., Germany, Spain and Italy.

To read the full article, click here.

Outside Voices

Ford to Invest $150 Million, Add 350 Jobs at Buffalo Stamping Plant
(Detroit Free Press) Ford will invest U.S. $150 million and add 350 jobs for third shift at its Buffalo Stamping plant that will produce metal parts for new vehicles. To read the full article, click here.

GM Free of U.S. Control Underscores Industry Comeback
(Bloomberg) A profitable General Motors Co. is poised to shake off a half decade of U.S. government oversight next month, underscoring the comeback of a once-moribund industry and gaining leeway over a $26.8 billion cash pile that it can use to lure talent while weighing a dividend. To read the full article, click here.

Chrysler Fights to Stay on Course
(The Detroit News) Chrysler Group LLC is still making money and says it is on track to meet its financial targets for 2013. To read the full article, click here.

Honda Accord Named 2014 Green Car of the Year
(The Detroit News) The Honda Accord was named 2014 Green Car of the Year by Green Car Journal on Thursday at the LA Auto Show. 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
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Retiree Club Info
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