Volkswagen and Ford will join forces as they develop new technologies. The two companies are set to unveil details of a deeper alliance at the Detroit auto show next week. Sources close to management say the car-makers are hoping to fend off rivals in electric and autonomous driving, among them software companies like Google. Another reason for working together: the continuing trade frictions between the US, EU and China. VW and Ford have said in the past that any alliance would not involve a merger.
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