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Ford research selects Nokia Location Platform for innovation project

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Nokia today announced that Ford's research organization will use its Location Platform to advance innovation for smart and connected vehicles, as demonstrated by the Ford EVOS concept car.

Ford selected the Nokia Location Platform to leverage Nokia's global location content, including the Navteq Map, as well as scaleable cloud services and APIs.

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 behavior to control, improve upon and personalize vehicle performance. Another area of Ford's research is designed to optimize hybrid powertrain efficiency: the Nokia Location Platform could automatically regulate a car's powertrain as it travels through established or driver-specified "Green Zones".

While the Ford EVOS is a concept car intended to show Ford's technology vision for the future and is not itself scheduled for production, it does give a glimpse of the technology being researched for future car models.

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