Ford at CES 2018

January 10, 2018

The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is the world’s largest gathering for the technology industry, bringing together more than 170,000 visitors and 3,900 exhibitors – making it the perfect place for our CEO, Jim Hackett, to set the tone for our vision of the future in the show’s opening keynote speech.

 

That vision involves harnessing the power of AI, autonomous and connected vehicles so our streets and cities can function more efficiently in the future, and we had executives on hand to make a raft of announcements to show how hard we’re working to make this vision come true.

 

LAS VEGAS – January 09, 2017 — Jim Hackett, President and CEO, Ford Motor Company. Photo by: Sam VarnHagen

 

From partnerships with Autonomic to create the “Transportation Mobility Cloud” – an open mobility services platform that helps transportation modes in cities to work together – and with Qualcomm to test cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) communications, to our ongoing plans for self-driving technology and the announcement of new self-driving technology partner Postmates, it was a very busy show.

 

Away from the CES keynote theatre, we also have some app news: Waze is coming to Ford vehicles! Users of the popular community-based traffic and navigation service will soon see their smartphone app directly on their Ford’s large touch screen, and be able to use voice commands through their vehicle’s sound system. We also revealed further SYNC AppLink partners, including iHeartRadio and WebEx, and showcased the recently released Ford+Alexa app.

 

Stay tuned for more announcements from Ford at CES 2018.

 

Find out more about these announcements in the links below: