The aim of Ford Smart Mobility is to use innovation to take Ford to the next level in connectivity, mobility, autonomous vehicles, big data analytics and customer experience. The Innovate Mobility Series supports this effort by inviting software developers around the world to participate in experiments which introduce breakthrough transportation ideas to create better customer experiences. Each experiment is designed to learn what customers will want and need in tomorrow’s transportation ecosystem.
Previous challenges included finding technology solutions to identify open parking spaces in urban areas, better ways to navigate crowded cities, and other tools to help people gain access to medical care in remote areas.
Check out the challenges below to see how you can get involved.
Go Detroit is an innovation challenge designed to stimulate new ideas and to find ways to better connect Detroit communities through innovative mobility solutions.
Create apps to help Morocco’s taxi drivers fill seats, or to help passengers enjoy shared ride with faster, safer, and more cost- and time-efficient journey.
Give Mexico City residents and visitors all the available transport options in one app that’s powered by public, private, and crowd-sourced data.
The Hsuehshan Tunnel is the main artery between Taipei & Yilan, but it can be severely clogged. Build new apps to help drivers avoid congestion and improve traffic flow in the tunnel.
Help residents and visitors of São Paulo get around the city. Submit apps that combine the use of cars and public transportation to help ease traffic in São Paulo city.
Let's make every trip better together! Help mitigate traffic congestion by effectively increasing vehicle occupancy while having a pleasant and safe commute.
Make driving more enjoyable. Create accessories and apps that enhance the driving experience for vehicles traveling in Australia Outback.
Take parking into the 21st century. Submit software that reimagines outdoor parking lots in Los Angeles!
Out-app mother nature. Create software to improve mobility during the monsoon season in Mumbai.
Help make every minute in the Golden Hour count. Create software to enable timely and better quality care to trauma victims in Delhi.
Add value to the vehicle through the creation of accessories for vehicles, especially commercial vehicles, in the largest city in South Africa.
The Future of Mobility Contest will challenge college students and entrepreneurs to submit ideas for projects that will help mitigate traffic congestion and improve overall mobility in Argentina, particularly relating to aspects like urban planning, intelligentinfrastructure and new models for public and private mobility.
Big impact for large cities. Use software to redefine & improve how goods are delivered in Lisbon.
Improve mobility to extend the reach of healthcare. Create solutions to help provide uncompromised healthcare in rural areas in Tamil Nadu.
Help commuters in the world’s largest city. Submit commuter-focused software for residents of Shanghai.
Simplify multi-modal trips in Chongqing, one of China’s largest cities, to help people move around their city more easily as they navigate the “Mountain City’s” complex geography.
No purchase necessary. See specific challenge websites for complete rules and competition dates.