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Ford invites hackers to use Los Angeles city data

In what it bills the first developer conference hosted by an automaker during CTIA Super Mobility Week, Ford will run a hackathon where developers can build apps using data sets supplied by Los Angeles.

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DETROIT -  JANUARY 12:  Ford Motor Company President and Chief Executive Officer Alan Mulally gives the opening speech at the Automotive News World Congress January 12, 2010 in Detroit, Michigan.  The annual World Congress features many of the auto industry's leaders. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Alan Mulally

Google appoints former Ford CEO Mulally to board

After leaving Ford on July 1, auto and aviation industry giant Alan Mulally is named to Google's board of directors and audit committee.

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Ford and Heinz want to cook up car parts from tomatoes

Heinz sure has a lot of extra tomato skins kicking around. The condiment company and Ford explore turning those skins into bioplastics.

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Ford concept car shows benefits of weight loss

Electrification and efficient drivetrains play a part in increased fuel economy, but making cars lighter delivers the coup de grace.

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2014 Ford Fiesta gets by on three cylinders (pictures)

With the EcoBoost option in the SE-trim Fiesta, Ford cranks 123 horsepower from a tiny 1-liter three-cylinder engine.

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3-cylinder Ford Fiesta gets hybrid fuel economy

Add the 1-liter EcoBoost engine option to the Ford Fiesta and you get an average of 40 mpg, but this car is tricky to drive.

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Ford Fiesta EcoBoost makes tiny tech powerful

Daring to put a 1-liter engine in production, Ford shows that modern tech can get a lot of power out of only three cylinders.

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Alan Mulally: The CEO who mortgaged Ford's legacy for tech's sake

Few automotive CEOs have pushed a company further and faster than Ford's Mulally. As he steps down, we look back at his impact on the Blue Oval.

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New York auto show mixes the mild and the wild

This year's New York auto show saw a slew of everyday, practical cars, but also featured a streak of passion.

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Twitter account parodying mayor leads to heavy police raid

Police In Peoria, Ill., seize phones and computers in search of the authors of a fake Twitter account that mocked the mayor. Though Twitter had already shut the account, as many as seven police officers were deputed to conduct the raid.

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At the 2014 Geneva auto show, Mercedes-Benz demonstrated how Apple CarPlay works. With an iPhone 5 connected to the car's USB port, this icon-based interface was available on the car's center LCD. In the Mercedes-Benz, the driver would use a jog dial on the console to select functions and menu items.

Apple confirms CarPlay support for aftermarket systems

Apple's Web site now lists support for Alpine and Pioneer car audio and video systems as coming soon.

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Take a tour of the New York auto show (pictures)

The show floor is crowded with cars at the Jacob Javits Center in New York, and we've seen debuts from Toyota, Chevrolet, Hyundai, and BMW.

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