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Ford to Share Vision for City of Tomorrow and Reveal New Connectivity Technology at Mobile World Congress

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  • Ken Washington, vice president, Research and Advanced Engineering, Ford Motor Company will outline Ford’s vision of the “City of Tomorrow” at Mobile World Congress, on Feb. 27. Ford will also reveal new connectivity technology
  • Jessica Robinson, director, City Solutions, Ford Smart Mobility will discuss the topic with Jane Rygaard, from Nokia, and Professor Esteve Amirall, from ESADE Business School
  • And Don Butler, executive director, Ford Connected Vehicle and Services will discuss “The Connected Vehicle in the City of Tomorrow” with Phil Skipper from Vodafone

COLOGNE, Germany, Feb. 22, 2017 – Ford at Mobile World Congress, in Barcelona, will share the company’s visionary approach to future cities, as well as revealing new connectivity technology.

Ken Washington, vice president, Research and Advanced Engineering, Ford Motor Company will outline the “City of Tomorrow” vision at 09:30 CET on Feb. 27 at the Ford stand, Hall 3, stand 3D21, Fira Barcelona Gran Via.

Jessica Robinson, director, City Solutions, Ford Smart Mobility, will then at 09:50 CET lead a panel discussion on how businesses and cities can work together to develop mobility solutions. Joining the panel will be Jane Rygaard, head of marketing, Advanced Mobile Solutions, at Nokia, and Professor Esteve Amirall from ESADE Business School, Barcelona. Start-up expert Bindi Karia will moderate.

Don Butler, executive director, Connected Vehicle and Services, will later talk about “The Connected vehicle in the City of Tomorrow” at 13:00 CET with Phil Skipper, head of business development, Internet of Things, at Vodafone.

On Feb. 28, Scott Lyons, business and partner development, Connected Vehicle and Services, Ford of Europe, will speak at the “Future of Mobility” panel discussion at 15:00 CET in Hall M8. And at 10:00 CET On March 1, on the Ford stand, Steven Armstrong, chief operating officer, Ford of Europe, will discuss “Reinventing an Icon: Learning about Disruption from Start-ups” with Jens Baron, product manager, Waze. Media wishing to attend should contact as below.

Visitors will be able to take a ride on the electric platform Carr-E, view a display of the folding electric tricycle TriCiti and experience a futuristic mobility concept via virtual reality.
Ford Mobile World Congress media materials can be accessed at 10:00 CET on Feb. 27 from

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