Date: November 25 2019.
Time: 12:25 PM to 1:15 PM (EDT)
Speaker: Paige Wong of Ford Smart Mobility LLC
1700 University Avenue ECE Dept.
United States 48504
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With excitement in emerging autonomous vehicle capabilities, vehicle owners and ride-sharers will be looking for added value to their vehicles. Whether this be a predictive maintenance schedule or oil changes brought to your vehicle- customers’ expectations of their vehicles are changing. Recent studies have shown that by 2030, revenues from vehicle manufacturing will not grow to the levels they have been previously, but rather that profits from the typical vehicle sales model will shrink (Accenture, 2018).
Instead, customers will turn to mobility solutions.
In this new fast-paced technology space, OEM’s will have to offer these services to anticipate and deliver the features that customers value. As part of Ford Smart Mobility, we are working to address these technologies and partner with other innovative companies to offer an experience instead of just a means of transportation. Ford’s vision in mobility is to become a “leader in connectivity, mobility, autonomous vehicles, the customer experience and data and analytics… Designed to compete like a startup company, Ford Smart Mobility LLC will design and build mobility services on its own and collaborate with start-ups and tech companies.” (Ford, 2016).
Paige Wong is a data scientist at Ford Motor Company where she supports Ford’s efforts in the emerging mobility market.
She has worked with both internal Ford product development teams and external business partners, assisting in the launch of Ford’s partnership with Amazon Key and the development of overall 3rd Party API business as part of the Ford Smart Mobility LLC. Her current role in connected vehicle analytics supports the analysis of customer vehicle data to provide insights into emerging vehicle concerns and identification of root causes as quickly as possible.
Paige is the recipient of Robert Bosch Innovation Framework Award and has been recognized as a subject matter expert for Ford’s connected vehicle features at national events.
Before starting at Ford, Paige earned her undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from Villanova University and completed her graduate work with two master’s degrees from the University of Michigan in Electrical and Biomedical Engineering.