These days, if a car company is going to survive, it has to do much more than make cars. It has to be on the forefront of technological trends and even starting a few of its own. Ford’s been around long enough to know this and has had its finger on the technological pulse for some time.
Initiatives for autonomous car research, vehicle-to-vehicle communication, and consumer convenience all have a major thing in common – connectivity. Dr. Ken Washington, Ford’s VP of Advanced Research and Engineering, sat down with us to talk about how Ford is taking the notion of “the internet of things” seriously, and how connecting our cars to our lives is just the tip of the smart mobility iceberg.