Ford and Autonomic, makers of Transportation Mobility Cloud (TMC), have collaborated with Amazon Web Services (AWS) in order to expand the Cloud for Vehicle manufacturers. The deal will apply globally and has been signed as a multi-year contract so that the transportation industry has access to extensive Connectivity and a Cloud hosted vehicle development platform.
“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.”
“The collaboration with Ford and Autonomic transforms the way automotive customers and partners develop connected vehicle cloud services,” said Andy Jassy, CEO of AWS. “Autonomic customers will be able to bring innovative mobility services and differentiated customer experiences to their customers worldwide, by integrating TMC with AWS, the industry’s broadest and deepest cloud platform. Such capabilities, together with AWS’s Partner Network community and broad customer base in Automotive, will help reimagine the future of the automobile industry.”
The partnership helps the world’s largest Cloud network AWS to power the automotive exclusive cloud leader, Autonomic —the company is fully owned by the Ford Motor Company. Both Ford and Autonomic chose AWS for its global availability and the depth of its portfolio. Autonomic is also an AWS technology partner which will allow the former to work with other independent vendors to developed innovative Cloud-based services for vehicles.
“This marks the next stage of what has already been an immensely gratifying collaborative relationship with AWS,” said Gavin Sherry, co-founder, and CEO of Autonomic. “One of the many goals we have in common is to build a cohesive framework for vehicle makers and developers, allowing them to focus on creating some of the best experiences for customers who use our connectivity systems. Now, with the announcement of this strategic collaboration, our platforms’ capabilities will expand greatly.”
This collaboration helps developers that build apps for connected vehicles and manufacturers, leverage the ‘ready-made’ platform resulting in operational savings —they do not need to build their own platform from scratch. Vehicle manufacturers can spend more time and energy in developing cutting-edge, innovative and niche products so that they establish themselves quickly in a very competitive landscape.