Nokia and the car manufacturer Ford are co-operating in developing smarter and more connected cars. According to a Nokia Press release, Ford’s research organisation has chosen the Nokia’s location platform to advance innovation for smart and connected vehicles as demonstrated by the Ford Evos. The Ford Evos is a concept is not itself scheduled for production, but it does give a glimpse of the technology being researched for future car models.
Ford selected the Nokia Location Platform to leverage Nokia’s high-quality global location content, including the Navteq Map, as well as scalable cloud services and APIs.
— We have consistently focused on innovation around location and navigation in the car. This commitment enabled us to provide a global platform service which could truly enhance the customer and user experience, said Christof Hellmis, Vice President Map Platform in Nokia's Location & Commerce unit.
The Ford Evos concept car showcases a future in which cloud services go beyond Internet access and traffic-enabled routing. For example, Ford's concept car actually "learns" driver behaviour to control, improve upon and personalize vehicle performance.