The Toyota Mobility Foundation (TMF), a Japan-based nonprofit focused on advancing mobility for all through next-generation mobility services, products and platforms around the world, has designated Indiana as its first Future Mobility District in the U.S. The new initiative and local collaboration will foster innovation and propel research and development in advanced mobility technologies in Indiana. This interesting news came to us from the Chronicle Tribune out of Marion, Indiana in their article, “Indiana collaborates with Toyota Mobility Foundation to fuel new technologies.”

With this designation, it is believed that Indiana will be able to attract more diverse companies while leading in the development of mobility-enabled technologies. Providing intelligent mobility applications through mobile app development and software solutions to enable smarter infrastructure for mobility is a good example of these efforts.

Digital devices – such as smart phones, tablets and computers – are significantly changing how people and goods move. Leaders in communities where new mobility services and e-commerce deliveries exist are grappling with how to take advantage of the benefits of these services and mitigate the challenges.

Melody K. Smith

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