GM and Ford take immediate austerity measures in coronavirus crisis

GM and Ford take immediate austerity measures in coronavirus crisis

DETROIT — The two largest U.S. automakers on Thursday announced measures to shore up their finances as the coronavirus pandemic takes a deep economic bite, with Ford aiming to resume production next month of its most profitable vehicles while cutting costs further.

General Motors, the No. 1 U.S. automaker, said it planned to keep its plants closed indefinitely and was reducing the pay of salaried employees and executives and suspending some future product programs to conserve cash.

GM’s chief executive and chief financial officer issued a stark warning to company employees in an internal video, saying that “significant austerity measures” were needed to preserve the company’s long-term viability.

To generate cash, Ford said it was poised to restart production at some plants in North America as early as April 6, bringing back such profitable vehicles as its top-selling F-150 full-sized pickup, the Transit commercial van and SUVs. The plants that produce those vehicles are located in the U.S. states of Michigan and Kentucky and in Mexico.

To save cash, Ford said it was temporarily cutting hundreds of executives’ salaries, among other actions. This came a day after Standard & Poor’s downgraded the Dearborn, Michigan-based company’s debt to “junk” status

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Pratt & Whitney GTF Engine Repair Provider Community Continues To Broaden

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Ford Motor Company Joins Forces with 3M and GE Healthcare in Battle Against Coronavirus

Ford Motor Company is teaming up with 3M and GE Healthcare to help speed the production of live-saving respirators and ventilators critical to the fight against the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Ford is now working with 3M to manufacture at-scale Powered Air-Purifying Respirators (PAPRs), leveraging parts from both companies to meet urgent demand for first responders and health care workers. In addition, the company is exploring production of the new PAPR in a Ford facility in addition to 3M production.

Working with GE Healthcare, Ford is helping to expand production of a simplified version of GE Healthcare’s existing ventilator design to support patients with respiratory failure or difficulty breathing

Ford, in cooperation with the UAW, will also assemble more than 100,000 critically needed plastic face shields per week at a Ford manufacturing site to help medical professionals, factory workers and store clerks. Ford says it will also will leverage its in-house 3D printing capability to produce components for use in personal protective equipment.

DEARBORN, MI – Ford Motor Company, joining forces with firms including 3M and GE Healthcare, is lending its manufacturing and engineering expertise to quickly expand production of urgently needed medical equipment and supplies for healthcare workers, first responders and

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2020 Land Rover Defender Review | First drive, what’s new, off-roading

EASTNOR, England – Before setting out in this all-new 2020 Land Rover Defender, please allow me a few words about its legendary predecessor. After a terrible winter, the British summer of 1947 was one of the warmest on record. It was probably shirt-sleeve order, then, when Maurice and Spencer Wilks walked down the tree-lined track from their summer cottage at Wern-y-Wylan and onto the expansive sands of Red Wharf Bay in Anglesey. Were there dogs frolicking alongside the two brothers? History doesn’t recall. Nor does it tell us much about their stick-in-the-sand sketch, which was soon engulfed by the incoming tide, but it was that drawing, illustrating the ideas of Maurice, Rover’s technical director, and Spencer, Rover’s managing director, which went on to play a crucial part in the development of the quintessential British utility, the Land Rover.

What I can tell you is that the vehicle standing in front of me now, while looking indubitably modern, is also somehow reminiscent of the earliest Land Rover launched at the Amsterdam Motor Show in 1948 and everything that has followed since. My heart says Defender, a name this go-anywhere vehicle gained in 1990, just seven years before it

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8 Best TPMS Tools in 2020 – Review & Buyers Guide

Maintaining the right tire pressure is crucial if you want to avoid potential road accidents.

In addition, it boosts your fuel economy. Modern vehicles have sensors in the wheels that inform the driver whenever any of the tires are deflated. This is captured by the PCM and displayed on your dashboard.

No need to worry if your car lacks some of these modern gadgets, a good TPMS tool will do. It is paramount that all your vehicle tires are inflated with the same pressure rate to ensure uneven wearing out of the tires.

The Best TPMS Relearn Tools 2020

1. Autel TS401 MaxiTPMS Tool – Best Value

This is a user-friendly TPMS tool that helps you identify faulty sensors with ease. It comes with an intuitive graphical display that offers instructions on how to operate. This makes it hard to get lost while operating the tool. In the display, you will be asked information about the car’s model year, and make. This information will then be used in triggering sensors in each wheel. When you press the signal/to activate button, you will be able to get information concerning the battery level, sensor ID, tire pressure and temperature.

Autel has

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