All around the world, cities are asking themselves a similar question: How do we make it easier, cleaner and more efficient for our citizens to get around?
Feb 1, 2018
As 2018 begins, Ford Motor Company’s mobility organization is making the move to accelerate delivery of mobility products and services to customers and deliver shareholder value.
Jan 25, 2018
No two cities are exactly the same. That holds true whether you’re discussing the local food scene or homegrown musical talent, and it’s equally true when it comes to transportation.
Jan 18, 2018
Using Waze inside your Ford vehicle is about to get easier than it’s ever been. Thanks to new integration with Ford SYNC® AppLink™, Waze users will soon be able to project real-time traffic and navigation information onto Ford’s SYNC 3 touch screen and access the services by voice commands.
Jan 10, 2018
From subway systems and bus lines to taxi fleets, ride-hailing services and personal vehicles, cities offer lots of ways to get around. This abundance of choice must make life easier, right? Unfortunately, no.
Jan 9, 2018
Ford President and CEO Jim Hackett, today opened the company’s Ford Smart Mobility Innovation Office in London, which will target the near-term development of smart mobility technologies while focusing on the specific requirements of European cities.
Oct 18, 2017
A decade ago, the 2007 DARPA Urban Challenge unofficially kicked off today’s self-driving technology initiatives, and highlighted the need for more advanced computational power and algorithm development.
Oct 16, 2017
Ford Motor Company today is providing a strategic update to investors, detailing plans to leverage its unique product strengths, trusted brand and global scale to refocus and thrive in an evolving and disruptive period for the auto industry.
Oct 3, 2017
Today, we’re announcing a significant step toward bringing self-driving vehicles to the masses thanks to a new partnership with Lyft that will help both companies progress toward a more affordable, dependable and accessible transportation future.
Sep 27, 2017
Ford Motor Company announced today a $5 million contribution to the American Center for Mobility to support connected and automated vehicle technology development.
Sep 15, 2017
Today, a simple head nod or hand wave from a driver is usually enough to indicate it’s okay for a pedestrian to cross the street, but in an autonomous vehicle future, how will a self-driving car with no human driver communicate with pedestrians, cyclists or humans operating other cars on the road?
Sep 13, 2017
Domino's Pizza (NYSE: DPZ), the recognized world leader in pizza delivery, and Ford Motor Co. are launching an industry-first collaboration to understand the role that self-driving vehicles can play in pizza delivery.
Aug 29, 2017
In San Francisco today, Ford convened the City of Tomorrow Symposium, a conference dedicated to diagnosing, analyzing and proposing solutions to the many challenges facing cities as they prepare for the future.
Aug 17, 2017
Looking to expand its mobility offerings, Ford Motor Company is launching its crowd-sourced shuttle service Chariot in New York City in August, aiming to provide new mobility solutions to consumers.
Jul 27, 2017
Ford’s commitment to work with cities to improve transportation with more accessible, affordable and sustainable mobility services takes a big leap forward with the expansion of the San Francisco Bay Area’s bike-share program.
Jun 27, 2017
Ford is expanding its Chariot shuttle service to Seattle, following previous launches in San Francisco and Austin, Texas.
Jun 22, 2017
Ford is making Android Auto and Apple CarPlay software support available to model-year 2016 vehicles equipped with SYNC 3. Customers with model-year 2016 Ford vehicles can update to the new SYNC 3 version 2.2 by downloading to a USB drive, visiting a dealership or automatically through a Wi-Fi connection.
May 19, 2017
Ford Motor Company today detailed an ambitious China electrification strategy, confirming two new electrified vehicles for China and a broad range of EVs by 2025.
Apr 6, 2017
Closing out six months of collaboration with the Detroit community, the winners of Ford Motor Company’s Go Detroit Challenge were announced today. The winners – who will share $60,000 in prizes – identified and created innovative solutions to mobility challenges faced by Detroiters.
Apr 4, 2017
Ford Motor Company’s On-the-Go H2O is in the spotlight – selected as a finalist in both the Transportation and Developing-World Technology categories as part of Fast Company’s 2017 World Changing Ideas Awards.
Mar 20, 2017
Engineers from Ford’s Research and Engineering Center in Nanjing have helped Mustang – China’s top-selling sports coupe – master the ancient art of the country’s traditional handwriting system.
Mar 9, 2017
We are now used to cars that understand what we say. Experts predict that in future they may also know how we feel – sometimes without us having to say a word.
Feb 21, 2017
Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) today announces it is investing $1 billion during the next five years in Argo AI, an artificial intelligence company, to develop a virtual driver system for the automaker’s autonomous vehicle coming in 2021 – and for potential license to other companies.
Feb 10, 2017
Ford’s expansion to an auto and mobility company gains momentum today, as the company unveils the new F-150 pickup, announces the return of the Ranger pickup in North America and Bronco globally, and presents its vision for the “City of Tomorrow.”
Jan 9, 2017
With car insurance premiums on the rise, Ford is first to connect with the new DriverScore® smartphone app that provides a personalized score based on individual driving behavior, which could lead to lower insurance rates.
Jan 4, 2017
Own a Samsung Gear S2 or new S3 smartwatch? If so, you will soon be able to integrate your device to a Ford SYNC®-equipped vehicle for convenient parking reminders and alerts to help you remain attentive in the car.
Jan 4, 2017
Wish paying for gas was as easy as pulling up to the pump and not having to punch grimy buttons or swipe a credit card? Ford is first to integrate ExxonMobil’s Speedpass+™ app to make paying for gas quick, easy and secure from inside the vehicle.
Jan 4, 2017
With most smartphone owners saying they use navigation apps while driving, Ford Motor Company is introducing new SYNC® AppLink™ capability that will project navigation apps directly from a smartphone to the vehicle touch screen.
Jan 4, 2017
Ford Motor Company and Toyota Motor Company are forming SmartDeviceLink Consortium, a nonprofit organization working to manage an open source software platform with the goal of giving consumers more choice in how they connect and control their smartphone apps on the road.
Jan 4, 2017
Ford and Amazon team up to offer consumers the ability to access their car from home, and call up other features from their vehicle via Alexa – Amazon’s cloud-based voice service.
Jan 4, 2017
Surfing the web and streaming music and movies while on the road is about to get easier as Ford adds built-in Wi-Fi hotspot capability on select models beginning this fall.
Jan 4, 2017
Paying for gas without leaving the car, projecting a navigation map from your smartphone to the in-car touch screen, and using a new app that could help you lower vehicle insurance rates are all now possible thanks to Ford SYNC® AppLink™ software.
Jan 4, 2017
Ford today detailed seven of the 13 new global electrified vehicles it plans to introduce in the next five years, including hybrid versions of the iconic F-150 pickup and Mustang in the U.S., a plug-in hybrid Transit Custom van in Europe and a fully electric SUV with an expected range of at least 300 miles for customers globally.
Jan 3, 2017