Ford Developing a 'Transportation Mobility Cloud'
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.