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Ford Looks To Developers For Smart Car Momentum
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Michael Endler
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Michael Endler,
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1/16/2013 | 2:53:52 PM
re: Ford Looks To Developers For Smart Car Momentum
Hi Lorna, thanks for the question. I'm not sure about all the automakers but Ford's platform connects to smartphone apps and, I believe, harnesses the handset's mobile connection. That said, the SDK allows the phone to engage with in-vehicle electronics, and some of the cars have additional features that the phone might be able to leverage. There was a truck at CES, for example, that has a 3G chip that can be used to generate a hot spot. I sent Ford an email, though, asking for more details. I'll add another post to this thread when they respond.
lgarey@techweb.com
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1/14/2013 | 9:02:32 PM
re: Ford Looks To Developers For Smart Car Momentum
Michael, For delivering content, are carmakers planning on using satellite or cellular connectivity? Lorna Garey, InformationWeek


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