Ford is a computing company, not just for mobility, CEO says

Ford CEO Jim Hackett spoke last week of the importance of connected and autonomous vehicles to the company’s future. He was giving an address at the Business Leaders for Michigan CEO Summit.


Hackett said Ford would have an expanded role in the new world of cars. “Now my vehicle is a rolling computer, and I’m going to tell you my business is computing,” he said, according to the Detroit Free Press.


“Ford’s future is not about giving up the car,” Hackett said. “But there are no dumb cars in the future.” He said he wants Ford to produce the iPhone of autonomous vehicles.

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