Ford's Cloud-Computing Getting Young Minds To Contribute
May 04, 2010 18:39
Cloud computing is definitely the future of mobile technology. Ford's new system is setting out to connect you and your car to the cloud with six teams of students. The teams are enrolled in Cloud Computing in the Commute at the University of Michigan with Ford's Research and Advanced Engineering program to develop a handful of applications.
These apps will be utilizing real time vehicle data, GPS and social networking to create a new type of experience. The system is dubbed "Fiestaware" and is built on top of Windows 7 and Microsoft's Robotics Developer Studio.
Each team created an app that could be best utilized in available services from real time fuel consumption to traffic alerts and other points of interest sharing. Check out the video below, to see some of the continued innovation that Ford is putting in cars.
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