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Old 01-06-2012, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
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Default Ford to open research facility in California

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"Silicon Valley represents a deep and dynamic technology neighborhood and is far from Dearborn," the Michigan city where Ford is headquartered, said K. Venkatesh Prasad, a Ford research executive who will oversee the Palo Alto office.

By locating in Silicon Valley, he added, "our new lab will allow us to scout new technologies and partners in their own environment."

Similar thinking has led other car companies to open offices here, according to Beiker, whose program at Stanford works with industry partners to study the future of the automobile.

General Motors, which is Ford's chief U.S. rival, also has an advanced technology office in Palo Alto, while Volkswagen recently moved its Electronic Research Laboratory from Palo Alto to larger quarters in Belmont. BMW has a technology office in Mountain View, and Beiker said several major Asian car manufacturers also have offices or researchers based in the area.

Ford plans to open research lab in Silicon Valley - San Jose Mercury News
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Old 01-06-2012, 11:26 AM
 
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Well, there you go again, Montclair ... what is your major malfunction? Always looking at the upside? Hormonal imbalance? This is C D forum ... a place to pi** and moan and bit*h and whine ... get with the program.
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Old 01-06-2012, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
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well, there you go again, montclair ... What is your major malfunction? Always looking at the upside? Hormonal imbalance? This is c d forum ... A place to pi** and moan and bit*h and whine ... Get with the program.
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Old 01-06-2012, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Hills & Hollers of SW MO
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Where better to test out the durability of cars, and drivers, but in the land of road rage and car jacking?

Sounds like a smart move!
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