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Ford Syncing Up with Amazon’s Alexa

Automakers turning vehicles into hubs to control Internet of Things,

by on Jan.19, 2016

Ford is partnering with Amazon's Alexa to give drivers access to control items in the Internet of Things.

You’re heading home on a cold winter’s eve, looking forward to warming up and relaxing after a busy day at the office.

As you pull off your exit on the freeway, you tap the voice command button on the steering wheel and say hello to your virtual valet, Alexa, telling her to turn on the lights and raise the thermostat at the house. But before you sign off, she also reminds you that there’s no beer in the refrigerator.

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According to a new study by the high-tech research firm Gartner, a typical American home may contain as many as 500 smart devices by 2022. (more…)

Ford Moves to Pilot Stage on Smart Mobility Program

Maker ready to implement plans after six months.

by on Jun.24, 2015

Ford CEO Mark Fields announced plans to implement some of the programs being testing in the maker's Smart Mobility plan.

Ford Motor Co. says its ready to implement some the lessons learned from a research program that delves into the changing landscape of mass mobility in era of smart phones and instant connectivity that was launched only six months ago.

Mark Fields, Ford chief executive officer, said the automakers operate pilot projects keyed to Ford Smart Mobility and move from research to the start of implementation, of new mobility products.

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“We now are moving from experimentation to implementation,” said Mark Fields, Ford president and CEO, at the annual said at the annual Further with Ford trends conference in San Francisco. (more…)

Ford Partners with Microsoft to Offer New Services

New cloud-based system makes updates easier.

by on Mar.18, 2015

Ford's new partnership with Microsoft lets the automaker use a cloud-based system to provide over-the-air updates.

Ford Motor Co. has entered into a new alliance with Microsoft to develop a cloud-based Ford Service Delivery Network that opens a way to offer new services to vehicle owners.

By teaming up with Microsoft, Ford can expand connected services for customers around the world using the globally scalable and reliable Azure Cloud infrastructure, according to Ford spokesman Alan Hall.

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Ford and Lincoln owners will benefit from the convenience of new connectivity services keeping them better informed and in control of their vehicle at all times with the expanded availability of features like scheduled remote start, vehicle finder and vehicle status, such as fuel or charge level, tire pressure. (more…)