US car manufacturing colossus Ford has made two shrewd acquisitions in a bid to strengthen the mobility division of its operations. The company has bought two transportation solutions entities as part of its overall strategy to accelerate the development and delivery of its mobility products.

In an official statement issued to the press Ford confirmed the acquisitions of Autonomic, which is a firm that specializes exclusively in scalable transportation architecture and Trans-Loc which provides mobility on-demand technology for micro-transit services.

In addition to this, it has been further disclosed that the global automaker will reshuffle its internal team sin four new categories. Ford X will focus on developing and unearthing new business models. The Mobility Business Group has been tasked with the responsibility of sourcing Ford’s existing solutions. Mobility Platforms and Products will attempt to develop connectivity solutions and the Mobility Marketing Growth will build relationships and drive demand with consumers, commercial and city customers.

Ford has reiterated its commitment to a number of other new mobility initiatives such as building a ‘Transportation Mobility Cloud’ which will enable the US car manufacturer to manage its communication channels across transportation infrastructure. Ford has previously stated that its aims is to connect 100% of the new vehicles it produces in the United States by 2019, and 90% of its production globally by the end of 2020.

Ford Mobility president Marcy Klevorn claimed that the new acquisitions would go a long way to helping Ford achieve their mobility goals and will significantly enhance innovation and reduce development time for eventual deployment.

The mobility president said, “2018 is the year Ford Mobility moves from foundation building to product and service delivery, and we are acting decisively to ensure our teams are set up for success. The acquisitions of Autonomic and Trans-Loc, together with the new organization will enable faster innovation incubation and product development times, as well as increase the group’s ability to scale and create value for our shareholders.”