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Ford’s big CEO shuffle puts autonomous car chief at the wheel

Ford is having a huge management shake-up, with CEO Mark Fields being replaced with the automaker’s former smart mobility and self-driving car head. Fields, Ford says today, will retire, with Jim Hackett taking over as Ford Motor Company president and CEO. Most recently he’d been executive chairman of Ford Smart Mobility, the startup that the…

Ford exploring the use of Bamboo in future vehicles

Bamboo offers plenty of advantages over traditional manufacturing materials. Besides being a fast-growing plant that can be produced in a range of environments, bamboo can be impressively strong and rigid.  Soon, some surfaces inside our vehicles could be made from a combination of bamboo and plastic to create super hard material. Over the past several years,…

Reviewed: The Ford Focus RS made us sweat!

The 2016 Ford Focus RS stands at the pinnacle of the Mzansi hot hatch landscape, a turbocharged high performance marvel that brings with it a history of dominance in the European and American markets. Of course, with Subaru no longer producing a hatchback version of its venerable STI and Mazda long having put the Mazdaspeed3…

Ford experiments with Emotional Intelligence

Ford has earlier this week announced that it will be rolling out emotional intelligence training for its employees in Europe, through a course with RWTH Aachen University, the company’s research partner in Germany. This is all following a new first-of-its-kind study which reports that listening to, understanding, and inspiring colleagues can account for as much as…

Ford Everest Review: More than matches its peers

There’s no way to avoid it: every mainstream car company needs a three-row SUV in its line-up to be taken seriously these days. We’re long past the first-generation efforts of automakers unsure of how best to tackle the extended family demographic, which means if you’re going to seat seven or more in 2017, then you’re…

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