Ford to Webcast Events From North American International Auto Show 2000
6 January 2000Ford to Webcast Events From North American International Auto Show 2000
DEARBORN, Mich., Jan. 6 -- For the first time, the doors to the exclusive media previews of the North American International Auto Show will be open to the world when Ford Motor Company broadcasts live its seven news conferences over the Internet. The webcasts, beginning at 2:15 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 9 on http://www.ford.com , will give consumers the chance to witness firsthand the unveilings of new production and concept vehicles, and technologies. In addition, Ford will webcast the first hour of activities within its stand of the black-tie charity event on Friday, Jan. 14. Each webcast will combine streaming audio and video, and will be available at different speeds to accommodate the needs of various users. Each visitor to the site will need either Windows Media Player or Real Player software to see the event. Links to download the software of the different players are available on http://www.ford.com . News Conference and webcast schedule (all times are U.S. Eastern Standard Time): * Sunday, Jan. 9, 2:15 p.m. -- "Concept Connection" Ford President and Chief Executive Officer Jac Nasser and Vice President of Design J Mays explain how Ford Motor Company finds new ways to keep customers connected with exciting new concept vehicles. * Monday, Jan. 10, 8:10 a.m. -- "Cleaner. Safer. Sooner." Nasser and Ford Motor Company Chairman Bill Ford discuss the next step in the company's plans to offer customers products that meet their environmental needs without compromising on value and excitement. * Monday, Jan. 10, 12:50 p.m. -- Volvo, the latest addition to the Ford Motor Company family, unveils an all-new vehicle. * Tuesday, Jan. 11, 10:10 a.m. -- Ford Division debuts its latest vehicle, designed to help customers escape ... to anywhere. * Tuesday, Jan. 11, 10:40 a.m. -- Jaguar reveals its idea for future luxury with a brand new concept vehicle. * Tuesday, Jan. 11, 3 p.m. -- Mazda breaks through to the future with a new concept vehicle. * Wednesday, Jan. 12, 10:40 a.m. -- "Safer. Sooner." Ford Motor Company will announce a major technology announcement to make future products even safer. * Friday, Jan. 14, 5:30 p.m. -- Ford Motor Company webcasts the first hour of activity during the black-tie charity event from the auto show. All news conferences will be archived so the public and news media can replay the webcasts online at http://www.ford.com anytime for the next six months.