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Fields tried to fire Hinrichs before being ousted from Ford

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by Sherlock77 (James) Days before his May 19 ouster as CEO of Ford, Mark Fields was proposing to fire his top lieutenant, Joe Hinrichs, in an effort to relieve some of the pressure he was facing from a skeptical board of directors, Automotive News has learned. … Automotive News Breaking News Feed

Fields could walk away from Ford with $57.5 million

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by Niklas Emmerich Photography Former Ford CEO Mark Fields, ousted by the board after the automaker’s stock declined 37 percent on his watch, could walk away with about $ 57.5 million in compensation. … Automotive News Breaking News Feed

Smart prices 2017 electric 2-seat coupe from $24,550

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by RGT3 Pics As it goes to an all-electric strategy, Smart USA is dropping the price of its redesigned 2017 Smart Electric Drive coupe by $ 1,200 when it goes on sale this summer. … Automotive News Breaking News Feed

Waymo urges judge to bar Uber engineer from robocar project

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by Eddy CJ Waymo says it uncovered new evidence that Uber copied its driverless vehicle secrets and wants a judge to take further action against its rival’s autonomous car program. … Automotive News Breaking News Feed

Hits, misses from the show that never sleeps

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by grandjury A month ago, the word on the street was that „New York looks light this year.“ „Nothing’s happening this year,“ the wise guys said. „Nobody’s going.“ And of course, they were wrong. … Automotive News Breaking News Feed

Humans may soon be missing from autonomous-vehicle tests in California

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by Dave Adams Automotive Images California, the largest U.S. car market, plans to allow testing on public roads of self-driving vehicles without human backup drivers by the end of the year, state officials said Friday. … Automotive News Breaking News Feed