Ford Motor is to cut more than 5,000 jobs in Germany and an undetermined number of jobs in the U.K., a company spokeswoman said Friday, after the company launched plans to redefine its struggling European business earlier this year.

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The vehicle industry is bracing for impact from electric vehicles and autonomous driving. Ford’s Chief Executive Jim Hackett has been implementing sweeping cost-reduction measures.

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