DETROIT – Ford Motor Co. is committed to “offering more daring design” in its lineup, Chairman and CEO Bill Ford declared recently – and the message is resounding in the auto maker’s design studios. Pat Schiavone, director of design-North America, says Ford top brass is giving its designers more freedom than ever before, and the lack of restrictions soon will begin to appear in upcoming Ford vehicles. “I can’t believe how much freedom we have right now,” Schiavone says. “It’s scary. ...

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