Ford expands Smart Mobility pilot program to deliver improved access to healthcare in The Gambia; motorcycles with sensors

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Ford is gathering and analyzing vehicle data collected by OpenXC as part of its Ford Smart Mobility plan to be a leader in connectivity, mobility, autonomous vehicles, the customer experience, and data and analytics. In some parts of The Gambia, mobility facilitates delivery of life-saving healthcare services to those in need. For healthcare practitioners in The Gambia, motorcycles are essential.

UNEP: export of used cars to developing world creating significant environmental problems

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For example, the average age of used vehicles exported to the Gambia was close to 19 years old, while a quarter of used vehicles exported to Nigeria were almost 20 years old. UNEP, with the support of the UN Road Safety Trust Fund and others, is part of a new initiative supporting the introduction of minimum standards for used vehicles.

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