Ford Motor Company http://wemu.org en William Clay Ford Sr. Passes Away at 88 http://wemu.org/post/william-clay-ford-sr-passes-away-88 <div>William Clay Ford Senior, who helped steer Ford Motor Company for more than five decades and owned the NFL's Detroit Lions, has died at the age of 88.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;The company said in a statement Sunday that Ford died of pneumonia at his home. He was the last surviving grandson of company founder Henry Ford. &nbsp;</span></div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Ford served as an employee and board member of the automaker for more than half of its 100-year history. The company says in a statement that he was instrumental in setting the design direction for the company's vehicles.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">CEO Alan </span>Mulally<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says in a statement that Ford had a profound impact on the company.</span></div><div> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 08:39:37 +0000 Associated Press 42559 at http://wemu.org William Clay Ford Sr. Passes Away at 88 Ford and University of Michigan's car battery research seeks to be the future of battery technology http://wemu.org/post/ford-and-university-michigans-car-battery-research-seeks-be-future-battery-technology <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> <meta content="http://www.freep.com/article/20131014/BUSINESS0102/310140012/Ford-university-of-michigan-battery-lab" name="standout" /> </p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> <meta content="Batteries, Michigan, Ford Motor Company" name="news_keywords" /> </p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>On this week's <em>Issues of the Environment</em>, Andy Drews, Technical Specialist at the Ford Research and Innovation Center in Dearborn, discusses Ford's partnership with the University of Michigan for car battery research and the future of car batteries and&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">electric cars in&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Washtenaw</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;County.</span></p><div>Listen to the extended interview here:<iframe frameborder="no" height="450" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/134418737&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;visual=true" width="100%"></iframe></div><div> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 15:17:20 +0000 Patrick Campion 41460 at http://wemu.org Ford and University of Michigan's car battery research seeks to be the future of battery technology Historical Snapshots of Ypsilanti: 190-Years and Counting http://wemu.org/post/historical-snapshots-ypsilanti-190-years-and-counting <p>The annual Ypsilanti Heritage Festival kicks-off on Friday and the celebration will run through the weekend.&nbsp; It's a perfect time to take a look back at some of the elements that have helped create the identity of this Washtenaw County community.</p><p> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 13:21:46 +0000 Wendy Wright 33643 at http://wemu.org Historical Snapshots of Ypsilanti: 190-Years and Counting