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Ford Developing a 'Transportation Mobility Cloud'

The future of every kind of vehicle—not just autonomous vehicles—will be built on technologies. Time will tell if Ford manages to corner the market on this particular form of transportation.
January 13, 2018, 5am PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Jim Hackett, the CEO of Ford, took the occasion of the CES (formerly known as the Consumer Electronics Show) this past week to announce the development of a "Transportation Mobility Cloud."

Kristin Musulin reports that Ford will work with the Silicon Valley-based software company Automatic to develop a cloud designed to "enable 'transportation modes' in cities — including personal vehicles, ride-share services, bike-sharing networks, delivery services, buses and trains — to share information and streamline services more efficiently."

"The key to this information sharing will be cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) technology, which will allow 'vehicles, stoplights, signs, cyclists and pedestrian devices' to communicate quickly and securely," adds Musulin.

Ford Mobility President Marcy Klevorn also wrote a blog post for Medium explaining more details about the planned Transportation Mobility Cloud.

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Published on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 in Smart Cities Dive
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