Ford to install Google’s Android operating system in most cars from 2023

Carmaker signs deal with Alphabet in latest sign of tech firms’ interest in automotive sector

Google and Ford have signed a deal under which the Android operating system will be installed in most of the US carmaker’s vehicles in the latest sign of technology companies’ interest in the automotive sector.

Ford will start installing Android in all its cars outside China from 2023 for at least six years. Google, owned by the Alphabet holding company, will also work with the carmaker on projects including modernising its manufacturing processes and developing new ways of buying cars.

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