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 services.
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 developers.
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.