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Ford Working to Solve Problem Plaguing Commuters: Parking

Technology may help drivers find open spots quickly, easing congestion.

by on Jun.25, 2015

Ford hopes to help ease congestion in large cities by helping drivers find parking spots more quickly, including using sensors on bikes to provide information.

Ford Motor hopes to use technology spawned in Silicon Valley to help meet one of the biggest challenges facing motorists today – finding a parking space.

Michael Tinskey, Ford global director of electrification and infrastructure, told the annual “Further With Ford” conference, which was held in the automaker’s new research and development center in Palo Alto, California, just outside San Francisco that finding a parking space is becoming more and more of challenge.

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Thus, Ford is looking at the utility of a system that can help drivers hunt for a parking space in heavily congested cities, such as Los Angeles and San Francisco. By one estimate roughly 30% of air pollution around Los Angeles might be caused by drivers hunting for parking spaces. (more…)

Ford Moves to Pilot Stage on Smart Mobility Program

Maker ready to implement plans after six months.

by on Jun.24, 2015

Ford CEO Mark Fields announced plans to implement some of the programs being testing in the maker's Smart Mobility plan.

Ford Motor Co. says its ready to implement some the lessons learned from a research program that delves into the changing landscape of mass mobility in era of smart phones and instant connectivity that was launched only six months ago.

Mark Fields, Ford chief executive officer, said the automakers operate pilot projects keyed to Ford Smart Mobility and move from research to the start of implementation, of new mobility products.

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“We now are moving from experimentation to implementation,” said Mark Fields, Ford president and CEO, at the annual said at the annual Further with Ford trends conference in San Francisco. (more…)