Ford commits to $5 million investment in the future of composites

Ford is using its new low-volume GT supercar as a 'test bed' for work with composites such as carbon fibre.

By Mike Davey Knoxville, Tennessee — October 24, 2016 — Carbon fibre and other composites are still largely used by high-end manufacturers, but the company that practically defined “mass market” in the automotive world seems to have its eyes on the materials. Ford has recently joined the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI) as […]

Friday Fun Reads: Deiselgate, diamond speakers, and the disappearing red car

Volkswagen raised hackles recently when it was revealed that its so-called "clean diesel" was anything but.

By Jeff Sanford Toronto, Ontario — September 24, 2015 — A collection of interesting auto sector news bits from the week that was: – The biggest story of the week, of course, is Deiselgate. VW admitted it had been programming its cars to cheat on emissions testing standards. The auto industry trade media has, collectively, […]