AACHEN, Germany – Ford delivered the keynote address at M-Days, Europe’s leading mobile solutions and technologies conference, staged yesterday in Frankfurt, Germany.
The address, entitled “Talking Cars: The Connected Vehicle in a Connected World,” was delivered by Pim van der Jagt, managing director of the Ford European Research Centre in Aachen.
He told delegates that mobile connectivity was the key to integrating future transport networks.
“Cars that communicate both with each other and with transport infrastructure can potentially reduce road congestion and CO2 emissions and also the risk of collisions,” he said.
Experts from the Ford European Research Centre are involved in projects that aim to leverage mobile communications to improve safety and efficiency on Europe’s roads, including simTD (Safe Intelligent Mobility – Testfield Germany), and DRIVE C2X (DRIVing implementation and Evaluation of C2X communication technology in Europe).