Ford Motor this week embarked on a 10-year project to renew the carmakerâ€™s headquarters and research and development buildings in Dearborn, Michigan.
The plan will ultimately move 30,000 employees from 70 different buildings into two locations, a product campus and a world headquarters campus.
â€œBringing our teams together in an open, collaborative environment will make ourÂ employeesâ€™ lives better, speed decision-making and deliver results for both our core and emerging businesses.â€ Ford Motor CEO Mark Fields said.
Fordâ€™s future product campus will be a pilot location for the companyâ€™s smart mobility projects. Employees will have access to autonomous vehicles, e-bikes, on-demand shuttles and other services.
The campus will also have state-of-the-art connectivity, walking trails, bike paths, and an array of energy-saving technologies.
Work on the new product campus starts this month and its expected to be completed by 2023. Work on the second campus around the carmakerâ€™s World Headquarters starts in 2021 and is expected to last until 2026.