Ford designs Smart Mobility in urban and rural Africa

Thursday, August 13, 2015

U.S. automotive giant Ford has geared up to extend Smart Mobility for connectivity, mobility, autonomous vehicles and big data through Ford vehicles for reaching out to under-served communities in urban and rural Africa.

The initiative comes after the automaker carried out a range of experiments and developer challenges around the globe, including in Africa, to gain a better understanding of consumers’ mobility needs.

Ford research and advanced engineering global mobility solutions manager Erica Klampfl said: “Our goal is to make people’s lives better by changing the way the world moves.

“The Ford Smart Mobility plan supports our commitment to innovation and is aimed specifically at developing smarter transportation systems. This initiative extends far beyond vehicles and includes investing in a range of mobility pilots and experiments. Such ongoing research projects help us to find out what works and to develop smarter, more connected mobility solutions.”

The multi-faceted Ford Smart Mobility plan also incorporates Data Driven Healthcare with a view to improving healthcare services in rural areas.

Source: Automotive Business Review (link opens in a new window)

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