cq5dam.web.480.480Ford Motor Company is preparing for vehicle ownership and user experiences of the future with the creation of a global cloud based Ford Service Delivery Network enabling new ways for consumers to interact with cars. Teaming up with Microsoft, Ford will expand connected services for customers around the world using the globally scalable and reliable Azure Cloud infrastructure.

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 (fuel or charge level, tire pressure).

Building the Ford Service Delivery Network (SDN) on the Microsoft Azure platform enables a common platform for Ford to bring new features and services to market faster, quickly scale up for global implementation, and remain flexible for the future. Starting later this year, the Service Delivery Network will first enable over-the-air software updates for SYNC 3.

In the future, it will support the migration of our existing connected services, MyFord/MyLincoln Mobile, offering expanded, global availability. As consumers shift toward more cloud-based services, the Ford SDN architecture is a strategic approach to stay up-to-date and ready for the future by making it easy to add or evolve features during the vehicle ownership period or offer new mobility solutions.

Original source: Ford