Ford has shown off what it’s developing behind closed doors at its relatively new Innovation Centre in Palo Alto.As part of the car company’s push to become more software focused the centre was built two years ago. Since then developments have advanced in its cars including smarter Sync voice controls, autonomous vehicle development and more.We visited the centre to see what Ford is working on now that should start to appear in its new cars soon.Lots of these projects are aiming to have in car results by as early as the end of 2016.
Jason Naccarato called it the next step in making Sault Ste. Marie the alternative energy capital of North America.
But before moving forward with a district heating project, a pre-feasibility study needs to be done and city council approved $20,000 in funding for one at Monday’s meeting.
Naccarato, an Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre employee, explained to council the Innovation Centre, Economic Development Corporation, PUC and Northshore Capital Partners wish to retain the services of an engineering consulting firm to determine the feasibility of developing a new combined heat and power generation plant (CHP) that will include district heating in the Sault.