In episode 6.1, Translogic took a trip to The Henry Ford in Dearborn, Michigan, to see if old school technology offers any insight into the future of the automobile. Looking to the past to understand the future may seem counterintuitive but the museum's collection is so comprehensive, many exhibits show just how forward-thinking industrialists of past really were.
A perfect example is the experimental, lightweight Pierce-Arrow from 1925 that's on display. Built in cooperation with aluminum prod
Ford Motor Company is a publicly traded company with a catch: the Ford family permanently holds 40% of the company's voting shares. That means the Ford family has an awful lot of pull, and if someone carrying the family name wants a job, there's a 100% chance they're going to get one.
Henry Ford's historical standing as the father of mass production has come under fire by a new paper published by Dr. Paul Nieuwenhuis and Dr. Pete Wells of the Centre for Automotive Industry Research at the Cardiff Business School. The paper posits that Philadelphian Edward G. Budd (shown at right) first implemented the use of the pressed steel car body and mass production. The doctors don't dispute the fact that Ford was responsible for developing mass production of certain mechanical componen
I was talking to my neighbor yesterday and he told me he's getting ready to trade in his 9-mpg truck for a more economical car. He spends about $120 a week on gas as he commutes to work and he's had it. Turns out, he's not alone.
Ford Motor Company founder
Henry Ford may have been associated with anti-semitism, but Ford exec Mark Fields told a congregation of Jewish
business leaders that he encountered no discrimination as he rose through the ranks at the company. In fact Fields said
in answer to a question from a member of the audience that he was amazed at everything Ford does to promote diversity
among the ranks of its employees, from a strong interfaith support network to an environment that supports inclusions
Blogs are a great
way to keep up to date on topics you care about, like green automobile technology. But here at Autoblog Green we want
to make clear that while the future looks bright for green cars, biofuels have a long history and the more we know
about this history the better we can understand the future.