Ford India hosted the City of Tomorrow Symposium in New Delhi where opinion leaders, academics, innovators, policymakers, and special TED speakers got together for an interactive symposium. The thought leaders explored the innovative use of technology and discussed collaboration between the state and private sectors on the issues of mobility and transportation solutions in India’s Smart Cities.
Ford Smart Mobility, a subsidiary of Ford established in 2016, designs, builds, grows and invests in emerging mobility services. It recently partnered with the city of Indore, in the state of Madhya Pradesh, signing a memorandum of understanding to work together to address the city’s most pressing transportation issues, reports YourStory.
Ford shared that it had already launched new smart mobility initiatives across Asia which they would introduce in India, including:
Dynamic shuttles – It will initiate a pilot project of its smart shuttle services involving its employees in Chennai by the end of this year.
Car sharing – the company has invested in Zoomcar, India’s leading car sharing company.
Creative spaces – Ford will launch a new Smart Mobility Innovation Hub in Chennai, where an open-plan office will bring together Ford’s Global-Data-Insight-Analytics and Information Technology teams to harness creativity and explore new data-driven approaches to solving mobility problems.
Traffic management – traffic cameras will enable authorities to collect data that will inform traffic management, heighten safety, and allow long-term planning.