The Webex app includes AI background noise removal and provides an added layer of seamless connectivity because the app is available through the native infotainment experience, enabling Webex customers to work from anywhere without the need for their tablet, smartphone, or laptop.    -  Photo: Cisco

The Webex app includes AI background noise removal and provides an added layer of seamless connectivity because the app is available through the native infotainment experience, enabling Webex customers to work from anywhere without the need for their tablet, smartphone, or laptop.  

Photo: Cisco

Cisco is bringing its Webex app for conferencing and collaboration to Ford vehicles through the automaker's all-new Ford and Lincoln Digital Experience.

The solution is available for Ford and Lincoln customers on select vehicles, and will ease the jobs of workers on the move with seamless connectivity and immersive meeting experiences.  

Workspace on Wheels

According to Cisco, Webex is the first to introduce immersive meeting and audio calling in the Ford and Lincoln Digital Experience.

Webex and Ford have jointly spearheaded the custom-built solution optimized for the vehicle, turning it into am alternative workspace for fleet drivers apart from home or the office.

It also includes Webex’s AI background noise removal and provides an added layer of seamless connectivity because the app is available through the native infotainment experience, enabling Webex customers to work from anywhere without the need for their tablet, smartphone, or laptop.  

"Until now, professionals on the move faced a gap in connectivity, with limited options to stay productive while on the road,” Cisco Security and Collaboration Executive Vice President and General Manager Jeetu Patel said. “By integrating Webex into Ford's vehicles, we're giving customers the choice to collaborate from anywhere, transforming vehicles into extensions of their workspace without sacrifice.” 

It's important to note that the driver can only join Webex video meetings and view other remote participants’ video or shared content when the vehicle is in park. While on the move, drivers can join audio-only Webex meetings and calls from the in-vehicle touchscreen.

The features are all part of the Webex Suite.   

“With the all-new Ford and Lincoln Digital Experience, our goal is to deliver a driver-first experience that can be customized and personalized to meet our customers' needs, whether to stay productive or entertained,” said Chet Dhruna, General Manager Connect and Engage Integrated Services for Ford. “Now, the cabin in Ford and Lincoln vehicles can be transformed into a true alternative workspace with the Webex app, plus the ability to access 5G wireless technology capability and the option to activate a Wi-Fi hot spot to connect multiple devices.” 

The Webex app is available to download on Google Play in vehicles equipped with the Ford and Lincoln Digital Experience, including on the all-new 2024 Lincoln Nautilus and coming soon on the new 2025 Lincoln Aviator and 2025 Ford Explorer.

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