ALLEN PARK, MI – Counter to expectations, Ford Motor Co. won’t have to wait until model-year ’05 before realizing significant gains from its joint venture with technology testing company Jacobs Sverdrup. Ford-Jacobs Sverdrup JV results in one-of-a-kind drivability testing facility. Their 200,000-sq.-ft. (18,580-sq.-m) one-of-a-kind drivability test facility (DTF) already is being credited with reducing cabin noise in Ford vehicles. And Ford President and Chief Operating Officer ...

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