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.
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…)