By Mark Kaufman, Global Electrification Director, Ford Motor Company

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Ford reveals all-electric E-Transit on Nov. 12.

I’ve been fortunate to travel the world and work on all five continents supporting Ford Motor Company. …

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Reducing traffic accidents is a huge priority for cities across the nation. Traffic accidents are the leading cause of death for Americans under the age of 54, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — and well over 33,000 fatal accidents have occurred annually since 2016.

At Ford, we are committed to working with cities to help make our streets safe. That’s why we are officially launching an innovative new tool to aid cities– one that uses connected vehicle data and artificial intelligence to help them build smart, safe transportation systems.

Safety Insights is a newly available web-based software tool for transportation planners and engineers from Ford that provides a detailed overview of road safety in cities. Using Safety Insights — which synchronizes crash data from multiple sources and combines it with Ford’s own connected vehicle data — city planners can identify streets and intersections that could be improved to increase safety. A few examples of what it enables include the ability…

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An early concept sketch for the Deep Orange 10 self-driving vehicle prototype.

Working on self-driving vehicles is exciting for many reasons. Rarely do you get an opportunity to help change the way we move. While the Ford team is excited about the chance we have to shape the future of mobility, we also feel a responsibility to help foster this excitement with the next generation of engineers.

Working with students doesn’t just help prepare them for a successful career in the automotive industry — it also keeps Ford at the forefront of cutting-edge research and creative thinking. …


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