Ford and Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to assess the feasibility of a common digital mobility solution for commuters in Hyderabad, India. Ford will then work with HDMA to design tech-based mobility solutions to improve the commuter experience, and that will optimize efficiency for transport operators, as well as reduce congestion.
“Hyderabad has a significant advantage due to its excellent infrastructure and connectivity. This MoU with Ford Motor Company would further it and make the commute to the city more convenient for all. We look forward to working with Ford on this Mobility platform and future opportunities,” said Andhra Pradesh MA & UD Minister KT Rama Rao.
“As a mobility company, Ford is working with cities to help address growing transportation challenges. Partnering with local development authorities like HMDA and offering technology solutions fine-tuned to the needs of the cities means we can help find new ways to make commuters’ journeys seamless,” said R Mahadevan, director, Ford Smart Mobility, India.
As many as 800 vehicles are added to Hyderabad’s streets each day. Collaborating with HMDA, Ford will engage with the relevant stakeholders and explore solutions in areas such as digital cashless one-time payments, mobile-based ticketing and smart card payments for passengers transiting through different modes of transport.