Ford Motor Co will join hands with Alphabet Inc’s Google to tap into software, artificial intelligence and cloud computing to develop new consumer services and modernize internal operations, the companies said on Monday.
The companies have signed into a six-year partnership, the Dearborn, Michigan-based Ford will incorporate the tech giant’s Android operating system into its Ford and Lincoln vehicles starting in 2023.
Google’s built-in apps will also be offered to customers, which will include its map and voice technology.
The firm will also form a group, Team Upshift, to explore uses of data to develop new retail, create new ownership offers and other services for Ford customers.
“We’re proud to partner to apply the best of Google’s AI, data analytics, compute and cloud platforms to help transform Ford’s business and build automotive technologies that keep people safe and connected on the road.” Sundar Pichai, CEO Google.