For a long time, many carmakers' worst nightmare involved "alterations" to their vehicles -- either by crooks with malicious intent or by overly enthusiastic hobbyists whose handy work could result in unintended consequences.
Researchers at Ford Motor Company, including Zachary Nelson, a recent MIT graduate and an engineer with Ford, however, are willingly turning that conventional fear among car OEMs upside down, by introducing the power of the open source community to the automotive world.
Nelson, who will be speaking at EELive! at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 3, will discuss how the Open XC open source platform could allow people with smartphones to connect with real-time vehicle data.
Shocking? Not really.
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