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Ford CEO Hackett Says “No Dumb Cars” in the Future

Top exec believes automaker must evolve with technology.

by on Nov.09, 2017

Ford CEO Jim Hackett, right, told attendees at the Michigan CEO Summit that evolving with technology is key to the automaker's long-term growth.

Ford CEO Jim Hackett today continued to push his belief that automakers must evolve or be left by the roadside when it comes to mobility and technology.

“Ford’s future is not about giving up the car,” Jim Hackett, the automaker’s chief executive officer, said at the Business Leaders for Michigan’s 2017 Michigan CEO Summit in Detroit. “I’m here to tell you that. I’ve told the company that, but there’s no dumb cars in the future.”

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Hackett assured attendees that Ford will be a part of that future, but it will require some forward thinking not only of the part of employees, but also by investors as well. He used a simple chart showing the evolution of how mail and packages were sent across the country to make his point.  (more…)