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Ford test drives Android in Silicon Valley lab

6/19/2012 00:30 AM EDT
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krisi   6/19/2012 1:28:29 PM
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If the open source environment is adopted would we have to re-boot our cars from time to time ;-)...I would think closed system works better for cars...Kris

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elctrnx_lyf   6/19/2012 1:28:02 PM
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Good to see Ford is actually making some research to design EV cars with better efficiency in terms distance/battery capacity and battery charge time.

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rick merritt   6/19/2012 12:58:24 AM
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I think the big win would be if Ford could work with other car makers to adopt an Android variant they would all use.

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goafrit   6/19/2012 12:53:53 AM
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-Ford publishes APIs for Android, iOS and Blackberry environments so developers can create apps for the Synch in-car infotainment systems Ford co-developed with Microsoft. This could be a very challenging environment for 3rd party developers since the volume sale may not be possible in Ford cars. The best Ford can do is simply to hire people to make these apps. Crowd sourcing this could be hard due to regulations in the auto industry.

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