Rise in car crash deaths prompts new seat-belt push

More drivers have engaged in risky behaviors, like speeding and driving under the influence, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Compounding the problem, safety officials say, these drivers often leave their seat belts unbuckled, raising the potential for deadly consequences.


Ford to open new electric vehicle battery facility in Michigan

The new collaborative learning lab, dubbed Ford Ion Park, represents $100 million of the automaker's total $185 million investment in developing, testing, and building electric vehicle battery cells and cell arrays. It is also part of the company's $30 billion investment in electrification by 2025.