Ford forms partnership with Apple supplier to improve vehicle safety

Ford has announced a partnership with an Apple supplier to ensure the safe and sustainably run operation of Apple’s supply chain.

The automaker’s Global Specialty Materials and Milita, a Wuhan, China-based supplier of automotive grade bumpers, support new regulatory emissions standards, and provide components for hybrid and plug-in hybrid models in which the company’s products are not used.

Through the deal, Ford will work with Milita to develop technical modules for the increasing number of vehicles incorporating electric vehicle technologies, and the two companies will collaborate to ensure the emission performance of Ford’s Ford Powertrain Automotive’s modules meets the regulations.

“As our customers continue to look for opportunities to fit electrification into their vehicle fleets, Ford has taken a strong position in this growth market and is investing heavily in electrification technologies across our model line-up. This investment will enhance our customers’ automotive experience by enabling this new segment of electric vehicle vehicles to offer even better driving performance and more responsive use of resources,” Michael DeLuca, President of Global Specialty Materials said in a statement.

The deal will enable Ford to improve the quality of its automotive bumpers and other specialized materials by creating a pathway for Ford Technical Solutions to participate in Milita’s high-quality products, the company said.

(Part of the Washington Post content)

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