A Future Beyond Traffic Gridlock

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Bill Ford, great-grandson of Henry Ford and executive chairman of Ford Motor Company, discusses his struggle to reconcile his two passions: automobiles and the environment. He explains how our current transportation systems are simply unsustainable with the rapidly growing world population. This is a problem with many solutions including shared car services, integrated public transportation, and smart vehicle networks in which cars communicate with one another. An eye-opening look at the future of personal mobility. Present your class with the engineering challenge of developing their own approaches to solving this global problem.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Pros

  • Speaker is a knowledgeable source of information on the automobile industry
  • Presentation gives interesting insight into the future of transportation
  • Allows teachers to create their own questions and discussions for the video
Cons

  • Requires teacher to specify learning objects based on the video's content
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