Millions of Ford vehicles to run on Google Android from 2023

Source : IANS 2021-02-02 23:04:35

Automaker Ford has announced to put millions of its vehicles on Google Android software starting in 2023. It means that Google Maps and other Android apps will be available in Ford's cars without the need of a smartphone.

David McClelland, VP, Strategy and Partnerships, Ford Motor Company said that the company and Google are establishing a new collaborative group called Team Upshift, comprised of employees from both companies and tasked with driving future innovations.

"This may include projects ranging from modernizing our plants through vision AI, developing new retail experiences when buying a vehicle, creating new ownership offers based on connected vehicle data, and more," McClelland said in a post on Medium on Monday.

"By leveraging Google Cloud, we'll continue our digital transformation and power connected vehicle technologies with a trusted, secure and global cloud solution".