Ford and Toyota announced today that they would begin to collaborate on an advanced hybrid system. Why? According to the automakers, to make it more affordable and to bring it to market sooner. This joint project will focus on rear wheel drive SUVs (sport utility vehicles) and light trucks. According to Ford, the system will share similar technology and components.
They have also decided to collaborate on telematics technologies and standards. What is telematics? Telematics is the process of integrating telecommunications and informatics (information processing). Read more about telematics at Wikipedia.org. This collaborating focus will be on developing standards and technologies…the companies insist that they will continue to develop their own end product with their own features.
To read more about the collaboration, go to The Ford Story.
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