The story of the automotive industry starts with the Ford Motor Company, and the story of the Ford Motor Company starts in Detroit. It’s fitting that the next stage of the automaker’s story will also have its roots in Detroit. Last month, the Ford brand announced that it had acquired the Michigan Central Station. The 105-year-old station, which has been closed for the past 30 years, will be reinvigorated and transformed into a hub of innovation, serving as the centerpiece of a brand-new campus that will be built in Detroit’s Corktown neighborhood.
From this campus, Ford employees and partners of the Ford Motor Company will work to drive the transportation industry forward with new ideas centered on autonomous and electric vehicles, urban mobility solutions, and smart, connected vehicles, roads, parking, and public transit. Although the transformation of Michigan Central Station won’t be completed for some time, the Ford brand is already hard at work developing the Transportation Mobility Cloud. This will be an open platform that exists to manage the flow of information and transactions between various mobility services to help cities optimize and revolutionize their transportation systems.
Lest you think that the Ford brand’s innovations are all slated for the future, we’re happy to report that the company recently hit its manufacturing emissions reduction target a full 8 years before the 2025 due date.
If you want to see the innovative technology already at work in Ford vehicles, head over to Folsom Lake Ford today. Whether it’s the boundary-pushing performance of the 2019 Ford Mustang GT or the gas-sipping gusto of the 2018 Ford C-MAX Hybrid, you don’t have to wait to reap the rewards of the Ford brand’s inventive ingenuity. In their review, the experts at Kelley Blue Book® remarked that “Ford’s [Ford] C-Max gas-electric hybrid for 2018 delivers great fuel economy in a roomy and fun-to-drive package that is both green and good-looking.”
Head into our Folsom, CA dealership today to begin the next leg of your automotive journey.