Ford has shared its vision and experiments for smart mobility in future at CES 2015. Ford is discovering not only how to create advanced vehicles for future but the company is also trying to resolve today’s traffic problem or transportation challenges.
At CES 2015, Company announced Ford’s Mobility plan, which aims at taking Ford to the next level in addressing future mobility needs. Ford has also discussed 25 mobility experiments for different areas in the world to take ideas for fulfilling future customer needs.
At CES, Ford President and CEO Mark Fields, said:
Even as we showcase connected cars and share our plans for autonomous vehicles, we are here at CES with a higher purpose. We are driving innovation in every part of our business to be both a product and mobility company – and, ultimately, to change the way the world moves just as our founder Henry Ford did 111 years ago.
25 Mobility Experiments
Ford shared its 25 Mobility Experiments- eight in North America, nine in Europe and Africa, seven in Asia and one in South America. Out of these, Fourteen are Ford-led research projects and other eleven are part of company’s innovate mobility challenge series.
These experiments will mainly focus on exponential population growth, air quality, Public health concern, changing customer attitude, etc.
One of these 25 experiments is Share Car Project, where Ford will test the sharing concept in Bangalore, India. With this Project, ford plan on pursuing a model for vehicle scheduling and managing ownership. Small groups like coworkers can move in groups to save fuel and time.
Other projects being implemented by Ford include:
- Big Data Drive: Dearborn, Michigan
- Fleet Insights: United States
- Data Driven Insurance: London
- Remote Repositioning: Atlanta
- City Driving On-Demand: London
- Dynamic Social Shuttle: New York, London
- Car Swap: Dearborn, Michigan
- Ford Carsharing: Germany
- Rapid Recharge & Share: Dearborn, Michigan
- Data Driven Healthcare: The Gambia, West Africa
- Parking Spotter: Atlanta
- Info Cycle: Palo Alto, California
- Painless Parking: London
Ford’s Innovate Mobility Challenge Series invites great minds of the world to come together and find innovative solution for Mobility issues for future.
The company is also working on full autonomous vehicles for the future. Ford is already testing Ford Fusion Hybrid research vehicle. This vehicle incorporates 4 LiDAR sensors to generate a real-time 3D map of the surrounding environment.
“Henry Ford taught us long ago that a good business makes excellent products and earns a healthy return. A great business does all that while creating a better world. That is what continues to drive us each day.”, said Ford President and CEO Mark Fields