Ford Motor Company and creators of the Transportation Mobility Cloud (TMC) Autonomic have signed a multi-year, global agreement with Amazon Web Services (AWS).

The agreement intends to expand the availability of cloud connectivity services and connected car application development services for the transportation industry.

Ford mobility has said that through this collaboration, Autonomic’s TMC  – the leading automotive cloud – will be powered by AWS– the world’s leading cloud – to become the standard connected car solution for Ford vehicles.

As a Technology Partner in the AWS Partner Network (APN), Autonomic 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.

Automakers and application developers can leverage the TMC to free themselves from the large investment and extensive time required to build their own connectivity layer. Instead, by connecting via TMC, they can apply those resources to creating innovative products and solutions that differentiate them in their marketplaces, states Ford Mobility.

Marcy Klevorn, president of Ford Mobility said, ‘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.’

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