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Why thieves are targeting Ford F-series Super Trucks

December 5, 2017 David Gambrill, Editor-in-Chief

Ford F-series Super Duty trucks dominated the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC)’s 2017 list of Top 10 stolen vehicles because they are perfect for both individuals committing ‘opportunistic’ crimes such as joyriding and for organized crime rings looking to sell

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Takata adds new type of inflator to huge air bag recall

July 12, 2017 Tom Krisher - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

DETROIT – Takata is adding a new type of air bag inflator to the nation’s largest automotive recall. The company filed documents with the U.S. government adding 2.7 million vehicles to the recall from Ford, Nissan and Mazda, all with

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Canadian auto sales set record in May, gain 11.2% compared with a year ago

June 2, 2017 The Canadian Press

RICHMOND HILL, Ont. – DesRosiers Automotive Consultants says Canadian auto sales set a monthly record in May, gaining 11.2 per cent year-over-year. The consulting firm says vehicle sales for the month totalled 216,861 including 75,172 cars and 141,689 light trucks,

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Ford recalls 570K vehicles in North America and Europe for fire risk, door latch trouble

March 29, 2017 Tom Krisher - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

DETROIT – Ford is recalling more than 570,000 vehicles in North America and Europe to fix separate problems that can cause engine fires and doors to fly open unexpectedly. The recalls will hit the company’s bottom line in the first

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Canadian auto sales hit all time monthly high for February, led by Fiat Chrysler

March 2, 2017 The Canadian Press

RICHMOND HILL, Ont. – DesRosiers Automotive Consultants says Canadian auto sales hit a new monthly high for February. The consulting firm says sales of cars and light trucks totalled 123,032 last month, up 3.2 per cent from the same month

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Takata pleads guilty in air bag scandal, agrees to pay $1B

February 28, 2017 Tom Krisher and Ed White - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

DETROIT – Japanese auto parts maker Takata Corp. pleaded guilty to fraud Monday and agreed to pay $1 billion in penalties for concealing an air bag defect blamed for at least 16 deaths, most of them in the U.S. The

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Ford investing US$1 billion over five years in AI company to develop virtual driver system

February 13, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Ford Motor Company has announced it is investing US$1 billion during the next five years in Argo AI, an artificial intelligence company, to develop a virtual driver system for the automaker’s autonomous vehicle coming in 2021 – and for potential

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Updated new vehicle sales in Canada for October show smaller drop

November 4, 2016 The Canadian Press

RICHMOND HILL, Ont. – DesRosiers Automotive figures for new vehicle sales in Canada in October – including previously unavailable sales numbers by Ford – saw a 5.2 per cent decline compared with the same month last year. An earlier version

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Ford plans to have fully autonomous commercial vehicle in ridesharing capacity by 2021

August 17, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Ford Motor Company has announced that it intends to have a “high-volume, fully autonomous SAE level 4-capable vehicle in commercial operation in 2021 in a ride-hailing or ride-sharing service.” To get there, the Dearborn, Mich.-based company said in a statement

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Auto buyers lightly tap brakes in May, first monthly decline since December

June 3, 2016 The Canadian Press

TORONTO – New figures show Canadian consumers lightly tapped the brakes in May, with monthly auto sales falling for the first time since December. DesRosiers Automotive Consultants says light vehicle sales in Canada fell 1.5 per cent last month to