Ford Motor Co. and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) renew a research and education alliance for a second 5-year term for $20 million. The new tie-up runs through 2007. The previous alliance produced many results, says Ford, including the initiation of active safety research projects that apply research results from military and aerospace projects to smart automobiles. It also helped accelerate development of new 42 volt high-voltage vehicle electrical system standards ...

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