Ford launches cloud-based platform for mobility services

On Tuesday at CES 2018, Ford announced its new cloud-based platform for mobility services in cities, as well as its new model for autonomous vehicles conducted by Qualcomm.

The Transportation Mobility Cloud is an open, cloud-based platform for mobility services to support the transportation system in cities so that any mode of transportation, whether vehicles, bicycles or mass transit, can work together.

‘Improving human lives’

Ford’s collaboration with Qualcomm on Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything (C-V2X) is intended to ensure that everything in a city, including stoplights, signs, and bikes can speak to each other and share information.

“The time has come to fundamentally update our approach and shift our central mission to harnessing that technology as a tool to improving human lives,” said Jim Hackett, CEO of Ford, at CES 2018.

Written from press release by Leah Alger