Tag: ford

  • Transportation Weekly: Polestar CEO speaks, Tesla terminology, and a tribute

    Welcome back to Transportation Weekly; I’m your host Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch . This is the fourth edition of our newsletter, a weekly jaunt into the wonderful world of transportation and how we (and our packages) move. This week we chat with Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath, dig into Lyft’s S-1, take note […]

  • Ford is shutting down its Chariot shuttle service

    Ford is shutting down Chariot, the shuttle startup that it purchased just two years ago that was supposed to be a part of the automaker’s fresh effort to move beyond the traditional business of buying and selling cars. Chariot will end service on commuter routes in the U.K. on January 25, according to a company […]

  • Ford Paves a Path From Big Automaker to Big Operating System

    In its 114-year history, Ford has been many kinds of automaker. A manufacturing innovator, a hawker of Mustang muscle, a pickup powerhouse. Now the company that helped put a car (or two) in every garage wants to be something else altogether: an operating system. "With the power of AI and the rise of autonomous and […]

  • Autonomic CEO will head new Ford X incubator

    Ford is building out Ford X, an incubator to discover the next Chariot transit service.Image: Scott Olson/Getty Images Ford is getting experimental.  It acquired two companies to jumpstart an incubator for transit ideas called Ford X. The new team (with a name reminiscent of Google X) will look into new products and services with a […]