Ford is shutting down its current GoRide Health non-emergency medical transportation service.
Although the service will end in the five cities where it operated, a new GoRide Health pilot program will emerge in select cities where Ford intends to launch autonomous vehicles, a Ford spokesperson told Smart Cities Dive via email. The new program will begin in Miami at a to-be-determined date. “Ford is committed to improving access to transportation for those with limited mobility. The planned Miami pilot will help Ford better understand the role AVs can play in this important transport sector,” a company statement said.
This spring, GoRide expanded from the Detroit area into four Ohio cities. Service in Cincinnati, Cleveland and Toledo already has ceased; it ends in Dayton this week and in Detroit next week, according to the website.