Ford president and CEO Jim Hackett has opened the business’ Ford Smart Mobility Innovation Officer in London.
The new site is to focus on the near-term development of smart mobility technologies while focusing on the specific requirements of European cities.
The facility will give a dedicated Ford team, led by smart mobility director Sarah-Jayne Williams, easy access to world-class digital companies, leading academic institutions, nimble start-ups, and existing partners.
“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.”