Ford to launch bus service in Kansas City

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New Delhi, Feb.11 (ANI): American multinational automaker Ford is teaming up with Bridj, a data-driven pop-up bus company, and the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) to roll out a fleet of shuttle vans that residents can summon with the tap of an app, the Verge reported.

The Bridj app (available in iOS and Android), input their location and their destination, and then choose from a list of available prearranged times that one of Ford’s shuttles will arrive at a nearby pop-up bus stop.

“This is not supplementing existing transportation. We’re just providing the end-user with another option,” said Matt George, founder of the Boston-based Bridj.

Headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan, Ford was founded by Henry Ford and incorporated on June 16, 1903. The company sells automobiles and commercial vehicles under the Ford brand and most luxury cars under the Lincoln brand. Ford also owns Brazilian SUV manufacturer, Troller, and Australian performance car manufacturer FPV. In the past it has also produced tractors and automotive components.

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Bridj is a commuter shuttle service owned by the privately held firm Bridj Inc. based in Boston, Massachusetts, with a mobile-phone application that allows passengers to ride a shuttle between home and work during commuting hours. (ANI)

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