Alibaba Group and Ford Motor Co . today signed the strategic cooperation . The two sides will conduct comprehensive cooperation to jointly promote the NXP connected car , artificial intelligence , smart mobile and digital marketing services in the areas of cooperation . In the three – year agreement , Alibaba . com ‘ s automobile operating system , cloud computing , new retail , digital marketing and other business segments , will participate in the cooperation ;
Ford also said that in future all China sales of Ford and Lincoln brands ( including vehicle import and local manufacture ) and in the production of Chinese independent brand , will also become part of the cooperation .
Reportedly , they were in on the NXP connected car of the future technology trends , applications , development and cooperation mode has a mode in which the in – depth communication will rely on Alibaba Dharma Hall on leading basic science research , which integrate cloud computing , artificial intelligence technique , through the operating system of the automobile with the depth of integration , and enhance the driving experience .
Alibaba CEO Zhang Yong said : ” Alibaba is a great pleasure for me to be with Ford that could redefine the outgo with the user experience . We will pass the data driven technology and platform to expand the definition of the car , the car from a travel tool become a networking platform of new wisdom life . ”
At present , Ali in the automotive business portfolio includes cloud computing , artificial intelligence , an automobile operation system , high – accuracy map , new retail and auto finance , and it is possible to provide partners with the technical support of the whole industrial and ecological cooperative .