In January, Ford began researching ways to offer consumers the newest technology in connectivity, mobility, and autonomous vehicles, therefore creating the Ford Smart Mobility Plan. Now, the American carmaker has officially moved into phase two. In this stage, Ford will take the research gathered from phase one and begin applying it in two key areas.
Phase one started in January with 25 experiments being launched around the globe. Phase two is taking what they’ve learned thus far and applying it to two areas – flexible use and ownership, and other modes for urban travel.
Flexible Use and Ownership
Ford will introduce “Peer-2-Peer Car Sharing” to six U.S. cities and London. The program is a pilot program that will allow people to rent their Ford vehicles to other drivers for short-term use. All drivers will be prescreened the program will run on software from two different Web-based, mobile friendly companies.
Urban Mobility Solutions
A new electric bike and prototype smartphone app look to make using Ford’s bike even easier for those in urban communities. The new bike, MoDe:Flex is the third ebike. The bike will be able to connect with the rider’s smartphone for real-time information like weather, traffic congestion, parking costs, other modes of transportation and time. The app also has eyes-free navigation, route planning and healthy and fitness info capabilities.
The Ford Smart Mobility Plan is sure to continue making transportation easier for future generations. Do you agree? Share your thoughts with Hassett Pre-Owned below!
So…what will you be getting as gifts this year? Another tie or scarf, perhaps? How about a wall-mounted fish that sings? Maybe this holiday, you’ll finally get that “Chia Pet” you never wanted.
C’mon…it’s the holiday season. Your holiday season. If you don’t get yourself the really incredible gift your heart desires, chances are really good you won’t get it at all.
At Hassett, we understand. That’s why throughout this joyous time of year, our showrooms are stuffed with fantastic deals to make your season the brightest ever. Like the Ford Year-End Celebration, featuring the best savings of 2012 on what AutoSource, Inc. calls “the freshest line-up in America”. Hassett and Ford are also continuing to give those who need it up to an additional $1,000 Bonus Cash as part of their special Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief program. If your current vehicle was damaged during the storm, you may qualify for this extra assistance in addition to numerous other incentives.
Four incredible models. Three mind-blowing prizes. One unforgettable night. When we say November 15th’s “Go Further With Ford” night could be the year’s most memorable evening, it’s definitely time to mark your calendar.
What’s going to happen? What’s the big deal? Well, for one, there’s the opportunity to see all four 2013 Ford Fusion models during the largest roll-out in Ford’s history, and test drive your favorite. On top of that is the chance for someone in attendance to win one of three amazing prizes being given away, including the opportunity to be a guest judge on American Idol. Other than that, it will just be another Thursday evening at the dealership.
“Without a doubt, this is going to be one of the most exciting events in our long history of exciting events,” exclaims Lou Evans, General Sales Manager at Hassett Ford of Wantagh. “I can honestly say Hassett of Wantagh has never done anything quite like it before. When you think about the chance to win such amazing prizes, and that the roll-out of the 2013 Fusion is Ford’s biggest ever, November 15th is guaranteed to be a night to remember.”