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University of Windsor Honors FCA Facilities in Canada

University of Windsor Honors FCA Facilities in Canada

The University of Windsor has honored FCA Canada’s Automotive Research and Development Centre and Windsor Assembly Plant with the Co-Op & Internship Recognition Award for 2018. Learn More: Chrysler Pacifica wins Family Car of the Year award To qualify for the prestigious honor, organizations have to adhere to strict guidelines designed to foster education and […]

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University of Florida Develops Sensor to Minimize EV Battery Drain

University of Florida Develops Sensor to Minimize EV Battery Drain

Though electric vehicles have already established a reputation for outputting zero emissions, some engineers are seeking to maximize EVs’ battery power to expand their range. To this end, UF Engineering professors David Arnold and Jennifer Andrew recently developed a sensor that generates its own energy. It can also operate without an external electric current. This […]

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Ford Contributes Focus Electric to ReNEWW House at Purdue University

Ford Contributes Focus Electric to ReNEWW House at Purdue University

Ford Motor Company is teaming up with Whirlpool Corporation, Duke Energy, BTCPower, and AeroVironment on an exciting project that could potentially change the way we live — quite literally. Whirlpool’s ReNEWW House, found on the campus of Purdue University, takes a 1920s bungalow and upfits it with modern amenities including solar panels and spray foam […]

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Nissan Partners With Brazil University For EV Battery Research

Nissan Partners With Brazil University For EV Battery Research

When you keep a device with a rechargeable battery, such as a cell phone or tablet, for an extended period of time, its ability to hold a charge decreases as it ages. The same is true of the large rechargeable batteries that power electric vehicles. To figure out what to do with these batteries once […]

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University of Texas Experiment Cooks Food in a Hot Car

University of Texas Experiment Cooks Food in a Hot Car

The experiment, designed to showcase the dangers of leaving children and pets in hot cars during the summer, resulted in baked cookies and cooked hot dogs

We are currently in the midst of the dog days of summer, the hottest time of the year. In certain parts of the country like Texas and Arizona, that can mean temperatures reaching 120 degrees Fahrenheit. In fact, Northern Texas is currently experiencing its hottest summer since 2011. While walking outside in this heat can […]

 Rebecca Bernard

Ford and Effat University Put Saudi Women Behind The Wheel

Ford and Effat University Put Saudi Women Behind The Wheel

When the Ford Motor Company heard that women in Saudi Arabia would finally be able to drive this June, it knew that this population would need a lot of training and practice to navigate traffic safely. That’s why the American automaker is teaming up with Effat University in Jeddah to teach a special driver’s training […]

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University of Pittsburgh Team Wins Ford C3 “Making Lives Better by Changing the Way People Move” Challenge

University of Pittsburgh Team Wins Ford C3 “Making Lives Better by Changing the Way People Move” Challenge

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Ford College Community Challenge (C3), Ford held the finals of a competition called “Making Lives Better by Changing the Way People Move” at the end of October. Three winning teams representing colleges from across the nation were selected from a field of 10 to pitch their ideas […]

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GM Canada, University of Ontario Institute of Technology Announce Four New STEM Initiatives

GM Canada, University of Ontario Institute of Technology Announce Four New STEM Initiatives

General Motors Canada this month announced four initiatives aimed at encouraging students to pursue education, and ultimately careers, in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. The initiatives are the result of a partnership between GM Canada and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology and will focus on delivering hands-on, interactive learning experiences […]

 Meg Thomson

Study from AAA and the University of Utah Shows In-Vehicle Technology is Dangerously Distracting

Study from AAA and the University of Utah Shows In-Vehicle Technology is Dangerously Distracting

A long-awaited suspicion has been confirmed. Thanks to a study organized by the American Automobile Association (AAA)’s Foundation for Traffic Safety and the University of Utah, we can officially say that in-vehicle tech features in newer cars are widely contributing to the distracted-driving epidemic. Of course, while this seems obvious to some, many drivers don’t […]

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University of Sheffield Team Wins 2017 Ford UK Innovation Challenge

University of Sheffield Team Wins 2017 Ford UK Innovation Challenge

Ford Motor Company this week announced the winner of its 2017 Ford UK Innovation Challenge, with the University of Sheffield taking the top prize with its “Motion” project. The Ford UK Innovation Challenge is part of the Ford College Community Challenge, which encourages students to develop sustainable solutions for their communities and get a head […]

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West Virginia University Researchers Conclude FCA Diesel Models Produce Up to 20 Times the Legal Level of Nitrogen Oxide Allowed

West Virginia University Researchers Conclude FCA Diesel Models Produce Up to 20 Times the Legal Level of Nitrogen Oxide Allowed

The Center for Alternative Fuels Engines and Emissions, which played a critical role in uncovering Volkswagen's emissions scandal, discovered higher-than-permitted emissions from FCA diesel models

During the investigation into Volkswagen’s emissions cheating scandal, some of the most important evidence was gathered from studies conducted by West Virginia University’s Center for Alternative Fuels Engines and Emissions (CAFEE). Those studies, commissioned by the nonprofit International Council on Clean Transportation, revealed that Volkswagen’s diesel vehicles produced emissions levels that were 35 times higher than what was […]

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Honda Teams With Kyoto University Graduate School of Informatics to Study Artificial Intelligence

Honda Teams With Kyoto University Graduate School of Informatics to Study Artificial Intelligence

The Honda Research Institute Japan Company, a subsidiary of Honda R&D, announced today that it has teamed up with the Graduate School of Informatics at Kyoto University this month to conduct joint research in the field of artificial intelligence. Honda says its goal is to develop “AI that collaborates with people.” That means creating an […]

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University of Michigan Names Ford Motor Company Robotics Building

University of Michigan Names Ford Motor Company Robotics Building

The University of Michigan has named its new four-story, 140,000-square-foot robotics facility the Ford Motor Company Robotics Building as the result of the Detroit-based automaker’s $15 million donation. The building, which is estimated to cost $75 million, is anticipated to open in late 2019; this is ahead of the previously announced winter 2020 deadline, with […]

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University of New Orleans Student Transforms Jeep Wrangler Into ‘Jurassic Park’ Jeep

University of New Orleans Student Transforms Jeep Wrangler Into ‘Jurassic Park’ Jeep

Michael Adams uses his custom Jurassic Jeep to help out a good cause

Having once been the highest-grossing movie of all time, Jurassic Park is easily one of the most famous and influential films ever made. It also gave us one of the most recognizable vehicles in film history: the Jurassic Park Jeep. With the Jurassic Park staff vehicle bearing such an iconic look, it might be tempting for […]

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Oakwood University Wins 28th Annual Honda Campus All-Star Challenge

Oakwood University Wins 28th Annual Honda Campus All-Star Challenge

The 28th annual Honda Campus All-Star Challenge (HCASC) saw twenty rounds of intense competition, at the end of which Oakwood University was crowned champion for the third time in tournament history. In addition to the championship trophy, Oakwood University’s four-student team also won a $75,000 for their HBCU. Oakwood University was one of 48 Historically […]

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New PACE Center Opens at Kookmin University

New PACE Center Opens at Kookmin University

Kookmin University was announced today as having been chosen by Partners for the Advancement of Collaborative Engineering Education (PACE) to become the fifth university in the country to build a PACE Center. The decision was announced on Thursday at the university as part of a special ceremony. PACE is the result of a collaborative effort […]

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Prairie View A&M University Wins 2016 Ford HBCU Community Challenge

Prairie View A&M University Wins 2016 Ford HBCU Community Challenge

Four students from Prairie View A&M University developed an app that enables real-time monitoring of water and energy usage, and that app earned them the top prize in the 2016 Ford Historically Black Colleges and Universities Community Challenge. The four students, all chemical engineering majors, will share the grand prize of $75,000 in scholarships, grants, […]

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Study: University Students More Likely to Drive Drunk, Distracted

Study: University Students More Likely to Drive Drunk, Distracted

According to the results of a new survey commissioned by the Ford Motor Company, students in Europe are considerably more likely to exhibit risky behaviors behind the wheel than drivers who stopped did not pursue higher education after high school. A survey of 6,500 people from across France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom […]

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