Image Source: SlashGear Even though Ford was rumored to be in talks to launch Google's self-driving fleet of cars, that hasn't slowed them down from developing other relationships in the tech world. The perfect example was just announced officially today at CES. Ford shared that they have teamed up with Amazon to facilitate the smart home connected cars of the future. Basically, this new partnership will allow cars using Ford's third-generation SYNC connectivity system to hook up directly with the Amazon Echo voice-recognition system. That means very soon (assuming you have one of Ford's newer vehicles with the SYNC 3 system), you will be able to ask Alexa to remote start your vehicle, or evaluate its electric range (for electric vehicles). Alternatively, if you are out on the road, you can ask Alexa (through a smartphone app) to open your garage doors before you get home, etc. These are just the first few examples of this improved partnership between Ford and Amazon. Ultimately, it looks like Ford is very serious about being ahead of the curve in terms of the connected vehicles of the future. Sound off and let us know what you think of this latest motor vehicle mobility news.