Bill Ford: Strategy Needed for Future Traffic Jams

Traffic Jams

Detroit News - February 26, 2012

Ford Exec­u­tive Chair­man Bill Ford, Jr. projects ahead, as glob­al sales rise, to a time when a world pop­u­la­tion of 9 bil­lion peo­ple, and the trans­porta­tion need­ed, could present huge traf­fic jams in major cities around the world. The solu­tion lies in telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions tech­nol­o­gy, includ­ing “pla­toon­ing” of cars that dri­ve them­selves, says Ford, and tremen­dous input made by urban plan­ners in a “con­gest­ed urban­ized world.”