July 24, 2013
Still time to submit your app idea
Today is the deadline for all makers, hackers and developers interested in helping drivers improve their fuel economy to enter Ford's Personalized Fuel-Efficiency App Challenge. Developers of the winning apps share
in cash prizes with
going to the best overall app selected by the judging panel.
Ford first to join India
Ford is the first automaker to join a voluntary greenhouse gas reporting program just established in
. Ford already participates in similar programs in the U.S.,
. Ford intends to reduce CO
emissions at its two facilities in
by 30 percent per vehicle by 2025.
Ford growth outpacing its competitors
Ford set a record for hybrid sales in the second quarter of this year with 24,217 vehicles sold – up 517 percent over last year and a 15 percent increase over first-quarter 2013 – as demand for its vehicles grows and more Toyota and Honda customers trade in their cars for a Ford. Ford has seen a 12-point gain in its share of the U.S. electrified vehicle market.
Ford looks to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn for new hires
With market share up nearly a full percentage point, Ford is hiring 800 more salaried employees than expected. These jobs – mostly in
– are in addition to Ford's goal to create 12,000 hourly jobs in the U.S. by 2015. A new social media campaign, "The Distance Between You and an Amazing Career Has Never Been Shorter," is designed to target prospective hires.
New surveillance mode from
Ford helps protect police
A new technology available for Ford Police Interceptor will provide additional security for law enforcement officers by mitigating their risk of being snuck up on while working, especially at night. New surveillance mode works by using existing Ford technologies to give police officers added situational awareness in their vehicles and a first line of defense.
About Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F),
a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 177,000 employees and 65 plants worldwide, the company's automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln.
The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford and its products worldwide, please visit http://corporate.ford.com.