Commitment to a better world, Ford has launched its 17th Sustainability report. The Sustainability Report points out important benchmarks related to the environment, including its expanded focus beyond vehicle production to developing mobility solutions for the future.
Earlier this year, the US based carmaker created Ford Smart Mobility LLC, a new subsidiary to design, build, grow, and invest in emerging mobility services using existing innovations, products and technologies the company has.
Working for sustainable mobility for India, Ford worked with World Business Council for Sustainable Development's (WBCSD) Sustainable Mobility Project (SMP) 2.0 to develop SMP 1.0. There were a number of solutions which include extending access to safe, reliable and comfortable mobility for all.
These solutions include no traffic zones, a comprehensive parking plan, dedicated hawker zone, making available more city buses, building pedestrian sidewalks, and dedicated bicycle lanes.
Ford has come up with new technologies that help people stay better connected while driving. The latest is FordPass - a consumer experience platform that launched in April, that will offer services such as remote vehicle access through a smartphone app, and mobility solutions such as parking and car sharing.
Early this month, Ford and Techstars Mobility, introduced the 2016 class of startup businesses that will develop future mobility solutions. Launched in 2015, the program supports over 10 startups annually that are working on ride-sharing services and technologies that help improving the car-ownership experience, and safety and autonomous-driving technologies.
Ford is also experimenting around the globe to solve some of the most complex mobility issues of the future. In the past 16 months, the company has conducted more than 30 global mobility experiments to gain insight into changing consumer transportation preferences.