The Ford Last Mile Mobility Challenge put the best of Ford’s employees to the test. It challenged employees to develop new innovations to its vehicles. This led to the Carr-E, developed by Ford employees to improve safety and utilize technology.
The innovation challenged specifically challenged Ford employees to develop transportation devices that could be used in areas where your car might not be able to go. One of these devices was the Carr-E system, developed by Ford systems engineer Kilian Vas. It’s an innovative personal transportation system that fits easily into a car trunk and has multiple options for transportation.
Carr-E can go 14 miles at up to 11 miles per hour. It moves about on four wheels and can be used to transport people or objects. It can even transport objects alone thanks to an electronic transmitter.
“When developing Carr-E,” said Vas, “I was inspired by Ford’s expansion into both an auto and a mobility company, but I’m also aware of how rapidly cities are growing and how getting around urban areas will become more complicated. I really wanted to create a device that makes commuting easier and more fun.”
Innovation is always around the corner, thanks to Ford!