Ford’s Future: An Automaker and Mobility Company


Date Thursday June 25th 2015
Time 5:00-6:30pm (5:00-6:00 presentation and Q&A, followed by networking until 6:30)
Venue George E. Pake Auditorium, PARC

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Today’s global megatrends including population growth, expanding middle class, environmental concerns and gridlock in cities are challenging our current transportation model and limiting personal mobility, in both urban and rural areas. As consumer and commuting behavior is shifting around the world, companies are looking at new solutions and services, such as in car sharing models, parking solutions, on-demand transportation or electric bicycles, to help change how the world moves.

Dr. Ken Washington will share more information about the global consumer and transportation trends impacting mobility, and how Ford Motor Company is researching and testing mobility solutions that are affordable economically, environmentally and socially.


Dr. Ken Washington is vice president of Research and Advanced Engineering at the Ford Motor Company, leading Ford’s worldwide research organization, overseeing the development and implementation of the company’s technology strategy and plans. Prior to joining Ford, he was vice president of the Space Technology Advanced Research and Development Laboratories at Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company. In this role, Washington was responsible for leading an organization of approximately 700 scientists and engineers in performing research and development in space science and related R&D. He has a bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degree in Nuclear Engineering from Texas A&M University and is a fellow of the MIT Seminar XXI program on International Relations.


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