PALO ALTO, Calif. – Ford Motor Company reports in a press release that the company has signed an agreement with creators of the Transportation Mobility Cloud and Amazon Web Services to scale up cloud connectivity services and connected car applications for the transportation industry.
“Ford Mobility and Autonomic chose AWS for its global availability, and the breadth and depth of AWS’ portfolio of services, including Internet of Things, machine learning, analytics, and compute services. The collaboration with AWS allows additional partnership and business opportunities for automakers, public transit operators, large-scale fleet operators and software developers,” reported the companies.
As a Technology Partner in the AWS Partner Network (APN), Autonomic will also work with Independent Software Vendors and System Integrators to offer vehicle connectivity services and capabilities for developing connected vehicle cloud services, vehicle features and mobile applications to automotive manufacturers and mobility application developers.
The agreement further allows automakers and application developers to leverage the TMC to free themselves from the large investment and extensive time required to build their own connectivity layer. TMC, already connected to millions of vehicles, provides secure, bi-directional connectivity to the cloud from vehicles. It securely ingests and enriches vehicle data in real time, and it gives software developers easy access to the processed data to be able to create rich applications for drivers, fleet-owners and vehicle manufacturers. TMC is vehicle brand agnostic and provides the API-centric, cloud-based software development experience that developers of mobile applications prefer.
“This collaboration will significantly expand our opportunity to deliver the very best experiences to Ford vehicle and mobility customers,” said Marcy Klevorn, president of Ford Mobility. “I am excited that our future cloud standard for connected vehicle solutions will be powered by AWS in addition to Autonomic’s Transportation Mobility Cloud. Working with AWS and Autonomic, Ford and our mobility partners will have access to the industry-leading mobility platform.”