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Ford Motor begins experimental 'smart shuttle service' for employees

One of the objective is digitisation of the entire transport eco-system

The logo of Ford is seen during the 87th International Motor Show at Palexpo in Geneva, Switzerland File photo:REUTERS
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The logo of Ford is seen during the 87th International Motor Show at Palexpo in Geneva, Switzerland File photo:REUTERS

Gireesh Babu Chennai
US-based automobile company Ford Motor has begun an experimental ‘smart shuttle service’ for its employees at the production unit in Chennai.

Similar experiments elsewhere, it says, have succeeded in cutting the usage of personal vehicles by staffersmart Mobility business in the country. Ford Smart Mobility, the term it has given for this, was apparently able to reduce the number of cars by 15-20 in America and 2-25 in Shanghai for every 12-14 seat shuttle vehicle – all managed digitally. 

Three years down the line, said Mahadevan Ramamurthy, country director for the programme at Ford Motor, it could see wider implementation. The company

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First Published: Apr 30 2018 | 12:24 AM IST

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