Ford’s subsidiary focused on created better connected cars, Autonomic, is introducing their services into China. This comes after Ford signed a partnership with Alibaba Cloud, a company creating better cloud based software and solutions.
Together, the two will be setting up the so-called Transportation Mobility Cloud (TMC), which will serve as a cloud-based platform offering standardized data and infrastructure for developers. The goal of such a solution is to allow the creation of better in-vehicle connectivity and mobility technologies.
In words we can all understand, that means customers will be able to better plan their journeys, manage large fleets used as ride-hailing services, and ultimately make autonomous cars a reality on Chinese roads.
The TMC works like this: it collects vehicle data from multiple sources and converts it into a standardized format to be used on the platform. Users of the service can look at any set of info pertaining their vehicles, such as hard acceleration and idling.
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