Ford Motor Company has been an innovator since it introduced the Model A in 1903. The Ford-MIT Alliance, launched in 1998, is MIT’s longest running industry alliance. The alliance has funded more than 150 projects, which have led to improvements in safety, vehicle autonomy, enterprise modeling, energy storage, and powertrain efficiency.
The alliance is interested in research that investigates the following areas:
- Mobility 2025+
- Automated driving technology.
- Vehicle electrification
- Vehicle connectivity
- Vehicle light-weighting
- Powertrain fuel efficiency technologies
- Business analytics and enterprise modeling
- In-vehicle health and wellness