Ford last year had acquired Michigan Central Station and since then has been working with the community and other stakeholders to create a destination that will help shape the future of transportation while strengthening Detroit’s position as the Motor City.
The new development, with Detroit’s train station at its center, plans to bring together thousands of innovators, entrepreneurs, companies, designers, technologists and Ford employees to design and test new solutions for how people and goods move now and in the future – connecting them with an increasingly smart world.
The automaker is opening an information center at The Factory at Corktown. Located at 1907 Michigan Avenue, space will provide the public with access to project information, construction updates, mobility pilot programs and technologies, as well as community initiatives.
The company also recently launched a pilot program using its ride-hailing service GoRide in Corktown to help families pick up meals and attend appointments at local food banks. Spin, an electric scooter startup Ford acquired last year, has expanded its fleet of scooters in Corktown to make it easier for residents and visitors to get around.
Argo AI, Ford’s partner for autonomous vehicle system development, started on-road testing of a Ford Fusion Hybrid self-driving vehicle in Detroit earlier this month.
Source: Press Release