Saturday 17th Nov 2018 - Logistics Manager Magazine

Ford CEO opens smart mobility office in London


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.”