Ford bets its future on new Detroit hub

Ford bets its future on new Detroit hubBill Ford Jr., the great-grandson of the American carmaker’s founder, stood in front of thousands Tuesday in Detroit, with an abandoned train station in the background, and entwined the company’s future with that of the dilapidated building behind him. At an event, the Ford Motor Company unveiled its lofty plans: a space of 1.2 million square feet (111,500 square meters) spanning several city blocks, where the company’s employees, and those of partner firms and startups, will work on innovations such as autonomous driving and electrification.

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