Ford's internet-linked cars hit a major bump in Germany: Details here

  • Ford has been barred from producing and selling its internet-linked vehicles in Germany.
Ford won't be abe to produce and sell its internet-linked cars in Germany.
Ford won't be abe to produce and sell its internet-linked cars in Germany.

US auto major Ford Motor Company is facing a sales ban on its internet-linked cars in Germany. A German court has put a country-wide production and sales ban on Ford cars that are able to establish an internet connection. This ruling from the court comes as part of a lawsuit over the violation of wireless technology patents.

Also Read : Ford backs call to ban petrol, diesel cars sales in Europe by 2035. Here's why

However, Ford has the option to appeal against the verdict given by the Munich court. The ruling reflects the increasing tiff between technology companies and auto manufacturers to pay royalties for technologies used in navigation systems, vehicle communications and self-driving vehicles.

Also check these Cars

Find more Cars
Ford Mustang Mach E (HT Auto photo)
UPCOMING
₹ 70 Lakhs
Alert Me When Launched
Kia Ev6 (HT Auto photo)
BatteryCapacity Icon77.4 kWh Range Icon708 km
₹ 59.95 - 64.95 Lakhs
Compare
View Offers
Lexus Nx (HT Auto photo)
Engine Icon2494.0 cc FuelType IconMultiple
₹ 64.90 - 71.60 Lakhs
Compare
View Offers
Mercedes-benz Eqa (HT Auto photo)
UPCOMING
BatteryCapacity Icon66.5 kWh Range Icon426 Km
₹ 60 Lakhs
Alert Me When Launched
Bmw Ix1 (HT Auto photo)
BatteryCapacity Icon66.4 KWh Range Icon440 Km
₹ 66.90 Lakhs
Compare
Volvo C40 Recharge (HT Auto photo)
BatteryCapacity Icon 78 kWh Range Icon 530 Km
₹ 61.25 Lakhs
Compare

The tension between the auto manufacturers and technology firms is growing as the former companies have been increasingly focusing on self-driving technologies and tech companies too are aiming to grab a sizeable share in the same space with their proprietary technologies. In the last few years, the race for autonomous vehicle technology has increased substantially across the world. Several auto companies have been racing to enter the space with a wide range of technologies. While they are tying up with technology companies, several tech firms are also working in the same space independently.

Speaking about the verdict given by the Munich court, Ford has said in a statement that the reason for this court case is the licensing of standard essential patents for LTE networks. "Since we did not yet have received the written opinion of the court, we do not want to comment on this matter at this time," said the auto major in a statement.

First Published Date: 22 May 2022, 15:33 PM IST
NEXT ARTICLE BEGINS

Check Latest Offers

Please provide your details to get Personalized Offers

Choose city
+91 | Choose city
Choose city

Want to get the best price for your existing car?

Powered by: Spinny Logo
By clicking "View Offers" you Agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy
Dear Name

Please verify your mobile number.

+91 | Choose city
Couldn't verify the OTP.
It's either expired or it's incorrect.