Ford Motor Company, Autonomic, and Amazon Web Services Collaborate to Advance Vehicle Connectivity and Mobility Experiences

AWS will power Autonomic Transportation Mobility Cloud, giving
automotive manufacturers and software developers the cloud
infrastructure needed to build innovative connected vehicle services at
scale

PALO ALTO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Ford Motor Company and creators of the Transportation Mobility Cloud
(TMC) Autonomic have signed a multi-year, global agreement with Amazon
Web Services (AWS), which will expand the availability of cloud
connectivity services and connected car application development services
for the transportation industry.

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. Ford Mobility and
Autonomic chose AWS for its global availability, and the breadth and
depth of AWS’ portfolio of services, including Internet of Things (IoT),
machine learning, analytics, and compute services. The collaboration
with AWS allows additional partnership and business opportunities for
automakers, public transit operators, large-scale fleet operators, and
software developers. 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. TMC, already connected to
millions of vehicles, provides secure, bi-directional connectivity to
the cloud from vehicles. It securely ingests and enriches vehicle data
in real time, and it gives software developers easy access to the
processed data to be able to create rich applications for drivers,
fleet-owners, and vehicle manufacturers. TMC is vehicle brand agnostic
and provides the API-centric, cloud-based software development
experience that developers of mobile applications prefer.

“This collaboration will significantly expand our opportunity to deliver
the very best experiences to Ford vehicle and mobility customers,” said
Marcy Klevorn, president of Ford Mobility. “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.”

“The collaboration with Ford and Autonomic transforms the way automotive
customers and partners develop connected vehicle cloud services,” said
Andy Jassy, CEO of AWS. “Autonomic customers will be able to bring
innovative mobility services and differentiated customer experiences to
their customers worldwide, by integrating TMC with AWS, the industry’s
broadest and deepest cloud platform. Such capabilities, together with
AWS’s Partner Network community and broad customer base in Automotive,
will help reimagine the future of the automobile industry.”

“This marks the next stage of what has already been an immensely
gratifying collaborative relationship with AWS,” said Gavin Sherry,
co-founder, and CEO of Autonomic. “One of the many goals we have in
common is to build a cohesive framework for vehicle makers and
developers, allowing them to focus on creating some of the best
experiences for customers who use our connectivity systems. Now, with
the announcement of this strategic collaboration, our platforms’
capabilities will expand greatly.”

The collaboration represents an expansion of the existing relationships
between Ford, Autonomic and AWS.

About Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company is a global company based in Dearborn, Michigan. The
company designs, manufactures, markets, and services a full line of Ford
cars, trucks, SUVs, electrified vehicles and Lincoln luxury vehicles,
provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company and is
pursuing leadership positions in electrification, autonomous vehicles
and mobility solutions. Ford employs approximately 199,000 people
worldwide. For more information regarding Ford, its products and Ford
Motor Credit Company, please visit www.corporate.ford.com.

About Autonomic

Autonomic is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ford Smart Mobility LLC and is
set to usher in a new era of connected vehicles and transform how people
move around cities. As the creator of the world’s foremost
transportation and mobility platform for connected vehicles — the
Transportation Mobility Cloud — Autonomic gives car makers and
developers a way to build customer experiences for connected vehicles.
To learn more about Autonomic, go to https://autonomic.ai

About Amazon Web Services

For 13 years, Amazon Web Services has been the world’s most
comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform. AWS offers over 165
fully featured services for compute, storage, databases, networking,
analytics, robotics, machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI),
Internet of Things (IoT), mobile, security, hybrid, virtual and
augmented reality (VR and AR), media, and application development,
deployment, and management from 61 Availability Zones (AZs) within 20
geographic regions, spanning the U.S., Australia, Brazil, Canada, China,
France, Germany, India, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Sweden, and
the UK. Millions of customers including the fastest-growing startups,
largest enterprises, and leading government agencies trust AWS to power
their infrastructure, become more agile, and lower costs. To learn more
about AWS, visit aws.amazon.com.

About Amazon

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Contacts

Autonomic Media Contact
Maggie Philbin
VSC for Autonomic
maggie@vscconsulting.com
203.394.1818

Ford Media Contact
Fazel Adabi
Ford Mobility
Communications
fadabi@ford.com
408.529.9858

Amazon Web Services Contact
Danielle Adams
Amazon-pr@amazon.com

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