Ford, Autonomic and Amazon Web Services (AWS), have announced
that they have formed a collaboration which aims to advance the availability of
cloud connectivity services, as well as connected car application development
services for the transportation industry.
Through this collaboration, Autonomic’s Transport Mobility Cloud
(TMC) will be powered by AWS and be used as the standard connected car solution
for Ford vehicles.
Ford Mobility and Autonomic say they selected AWS for its global
availability, and the breadth and depth of AWS’ portfolio of services,
including; Internet of Things (IoT), machine learning, analytics, and compute
The collaboration with AWS promises to allow additional
partnership and business opportunities for automakers, public transit
operators, large-scale fleet operators, and software developers.
As a Technology Partner in the AWS Partner Network (APN),
Autonomic says it will also work with Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and
System Integrators (Sis) to offer vehicle connectivity services and
capabilities for developing connected vehicle cloud services, vehicle features,
and mobile applications to automotive manufacturers and mobility application
Marcy Klevron, President at Ford Mobility says, “This
collaboration will significantly expand our opportunity to deliver the very
best experiences to Ford vehicle and mobility customers. 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.”
The collaboration represents an expansion of the existing
relationships between Ford, Autonomic and AWS.