Bring to life a big vision for smarter mobility planning
In early 2018, Ford president and CEO Jim Hackett talked about a "mobility operating system." City Insights is the evolution of this vision, a system where all things related to mobility work seamlessly together to make city planning smarter, better, and more efficient.
Leverage digital twin models to solve mobility problems
Use deep real-world data sources to answer crucial questions that city officials face, such as “are there enough parking spaces in town?”
Prove platform success through pilot launch
Build a platform foundation using the city of Ann Arbor, Michigan as a pilot. If proven successful, the solution would span to six other cities to solve urban driving problems.
Following successful tests with Ann Arbor, the platform is expanding to six more U.S. cities: Austin, Indianapolis, Miami, Pittsburgh, Detroit, and Grand Rapids.
This suite of advanced software tools allows cities to explore and help solve a variety of mobility issues in a dynamic way not offered before.
Unite physical and digital tools
Unique opportunities to learn and collaborate were opened up by leveraging a physical, large-scale, 3D printed city on top of high-definition displays. This physical display was connected to a fully interactive 3D touchscreen and tablet controller that triggered a variety of transportation simulations.
Integrate a variety of transportation simulations
The physical/digital experience is powered by an aggregate of transportation data models to simulate shared mobility and autonomous vehicle impacts, as well as forecasting community needs for aging populations within the City of Ann Arbor, MI.
Designed and built for longevity
With repurpose and reuse in mind, the physical buildout of Ford City Insights’ 3D display was designed and built to work for multiple configurations and sizes when spanning to cities beyond Ann Arbor. Additionally, the hundreds of 3D printed buildings were printed and assembled with easy setup in mind.
Read about Ford City Insights in Car and Driver
“Ford Using Artificial Intelligence to Solve Urban Driving Problems” - Ford City Insights turns traffic, parking, and police data into algorithms to figure out how to optimize daily driving.Read the article