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Ford Seeks Open Source Tinkerers

Ford engineers offer open source platform that aims to make your car as easy to program as your smartphone.

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.

Read the rest of this article on EE Times.

Former beat reporter, bureau chief, and editor in chief of EE Times, Junko Yoshida now spends a lot of her time covering the global electronics industry with a particular focus on China. Her beat has always been emerging technologies and business models that enable a new ... View Full Bio

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2/28/2014 | 5:18:14 PM
Messing with car systems
I don't look forward to the day when cars allow enough system access for owners to load adware that crashes the air conditioning. But I suppose by then people won't be doing the driving.
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