Good News from Fri, 29 June, 2012:

Ford chooses Nokia’s technology for its concept car

Ford Evos gives a glimpse of the technology being researched for future car models. Ford Evos gives a glimpse of the technology being researched for future car models.

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.

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