Ford says its centralized new campus will help it become an auto and mobility company (Photo: Ford)

Ford Motor this week embarked on a 10-year project to renew the carmaker’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.

“Bringing our teams together in an open, collaborative environment will make our employees’ lives better, speed decision-making and deliver results for both our core and emerging businesses.” Ford Motor CEO Mark Fields said.

Ford’s future product campus will be a pilot location for the company’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 carmaker’s World Headquarters starts in 2021 and is expected to last until 2026.