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

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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General Motors Joins the Fight Against COVID-19

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on March 20, 2020 at 9:43 pm

General Motors is teaming up with Ventec Life Systems to increase production of respiratory care products in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic.

In cooperation with StoptheSpread.org, the nation’s coordinated private sector response to COVID-19, GM will provide logistical, purchasing, and manufacturing expertise to help Ventec build more of their ventilators, according to a joint press release from the organizations.

“We are working closely with Ventec to rapidly scale up production of their critically important respiratory products to support our country’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Mary Barra, GM Chairman and CEO. “We will continue to explore ways to help in this time of crisis.”

Since 2012, Ventec Life Systems has been dedicated to redefining respiratory care to improve patient outcomes and reduce caregiver challenges in the hospital and home. According to its website, the company’s “history of patient-centric design includes more than 10 care changing respiratory devices and more than 40 patents.”

“With GM’s help, Ventec will increase ventilator production,” said Chris Kiple, Ventec Life Systems CEO.  “By tapping their expertise, GM is enabling us to get more

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149 Classic and Performance Vehicles to be Sold by Feds at Online Auction

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on October 17, 2019 at 10:00 am

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The U.S. Marshals are selling 149 classic vehicles at auction that were seized last December in a law enforcement raid of failed start-up energy company DC Solar which sold mobile solar power generators.

According to The Drive, the vehicles up for bid include:

  • 2017 Bentley Continental GT V-8
  • 2017 Cadillac CTS-V
  • 12 Chevrolet Camaros of varying vintages
  • 9 Dodge Challengers, including a 2018 SRT Demon
  • 1969 Dodge Daytona
  • 2002 Dodge Viper RT/10
  • 7 Ford Mustangs
  • 11 Plymouth Road Runners, three of them Superbirds
  • 1978 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am owned by Burt Reynolds
  • 12 Cummins-powered Ram pickups

Federal officials are calling Benecia, CA-based DC Solar’s fundraising methods a Ponzi scheme. DC Solar owners Jeff and Paulette Carpoff are accused of raising more than $800 million in capital from large companies, including $340 million from Warren Buffet-owned Berkshire Hathaway, and then using the money to finance a lavish lifestyle.

Jeff Carpoff is a former auto mechanic and racing
enthusiast. DC Solar even sponsored a Chip Ganassi NASCAR Xfinity Series race
team.

The vehicle auction will be a live online webcast conducted by Woodland,

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Synthetic Oil Pioneer Motul Bringing Endurance Racing Tech to Domestic Muscle

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LAS VEGAS, NV — Motul is a 166-year-old engine oil company with historical ties to John D. Rockefeller, and which pioneered multi-grade lubricants, semi-synthetic oil, and fully synthetic oil.

Motul’s achievements and contributions to motorsport and the automotive industry are vast.

And yet here in North America, many automotive enthusiasts think of Motul brake fluid. The company is based in France, though it was founded in New York more than a century and a half ago.

For hardcore fans of endurance racing, Motul engine oil needs no introduction. Motul ester synthetic racing oils cool and lubricate 18 of the engines at 24 Hours of LeMans.

Motul racing oils are also used in both WEC and IMSA endurance racing.

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“We’re
really an endurance racing oil company,” said Nicholas Bagley, Motul’s national
sales director, in an interview at the 2019 SEMA Show. “And that same technology
trickles down to our other products.”

Motul is using its endurance racing expertise to bring more power and efficiency to big-power domestic V8 engines (and powersports applications).

“We’ve been
specializing in European road racing and the highest form of endurance racing,”
Bagley said. “And now we’re translating that to big-power, domestic V8 engines.”

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See Leaked Images of 2021 Ford Bronco Sport SUV, Per Reports

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on March 9, 2020 at 3:08 pm

(Image/ Screenshots taken from bronco6G.com via Jalopnik)

A smaller crossover SUV version of the Ford Bronco, named the Ford Bronco Sport, is expected to be available for purchase in late 2020, followed by the much anticipated full-size 2021 Ford Bronco hitting dealerships in early 2021.

These images, according to Jalopnik and other sources, are leaked photos of the brand-new 2021 Ford Bronco Sport crossover SUV, which was slated for an official unveiling next month, according to a previous Automotive News report.

What do you guys think? Here are two more photos:

(Image/ Screenshots taken from bronco6G.com via Jalopnik)
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