American automotive giant Ford has announced what they call a Smart Mobility Plan and a set of 25 global experiments to test ideas at the 2015 iteration of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The idea is to foresee the needs of car owners and to ultimately lead to a new model of transportation in the future.
The company showcased the manner in which it is using innovation to not just build new cars but to also solve issues with global transportation. The company announced its Ford Smart Mobility plan to use innovation to take it to the next level in connectivity, mobility, autonomous vehicles, the customer experience and big data. Ford also announced 25 mobility experiments around the world this year to test breakthrough transportation ideas to create better customer experiences, more flexible user-ship models and social collaboration that can reward customers.
Additionally, Ford is demonstrating Sync 3, its most advanced vehicle connectivity system at CES 2015 and displaying not only their semi autonomous cars but also their in-development fully autonomous cars. The global experiments include trying out innovations such as parking spotter, Ford car sharing, dynamic social shuttle, car swap, painless parking, data driven healthcare, rapid recharge, city driving-on-demand, remote re-positioning, big data drive, share car (which will happen in Bangalore) and more. These experiments will be carried out in different parts of the world.