• Ford CEO Jim Hacket is in Londen om het nieuwe Ford Smart Mobility Innovation Office te openen
  • Ford versnelt de ontwikkeling van slimme mobiliteitstechnologieën voor steden
  • Kantoor gelegen in Here East* tussen de grootste commerciële, digitale en academische innovators van Europa

Ford President en CEO Jim Hackett opent vandaag het Ford Smart Mobility Innovation Office in Londen. Het kantoor richt zich op de korte termijn ontwikkelingen van slimme mobiliteitstechnologieën die gefocust zijn op de specifieke eisen van Europese steden. Lees verder

Lees het complete Engelse bericht hieronder.

The new office gives a dedicated team of Ford specialists, led by smart mobility director Sarah-Jayne Williams, easy access to world-class digital companies, leading academic institutions, nimble start-ups, and existing partners. Ford continues to work on projects with the city to help improve air quality, ease congestion and broaden mobility for Londoners. Having an office in London offers Ford close proximity to its projects and partners; including the plug-in hybrid Transit trial due to launch later this year.

“London is not only one of Europe’s biggest mega-cities, it is also one of the most progressive in its openness to new ideas and new partners, as we work together to create smart vehicles for a smart world,” said Hackett. “Here East is the perfect location for Ford’s European smart mobility hub with Plexal’s incredible talent pool and start-up diversity right on the doorstep.”

The Here East campus is already home to Loughborough University, one of Ford’s longest standing and most significant U.K. university research partners, as well as the Advanced Propulsion Centre, which has supported Ford’s powertrain research, including this year’s plug-in hybrid Transit development.

The new London office joins Ford’s existing smart mobility offices in Dearborn and Palo Alto and also complements Ford’s global network of research and innovation centres, including RIC Aachen, in Germany.

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