Inching us ever closer to the connected car of the future, Ford today announced plans to crowdsource the next generation of driver-friendly apps. The
150-year-old company, which celebrates Henry Ford's 150th birthday this year, is opening its code libraries and other resources to developers worldwide. The idea? Consumers know what they want, so let them design the apps that'll keep them entertained--and safe--on the road.
Ford already has a robust platform that lets drivers access their favorite apps, hands-free. With Synch AppLink, drivers use voice commands to tune into everything from Pandora to NPR News; no need to lift your eyeballs from the road to stab at a smartphone. The Ford Developer Program follows up on that. "Today is really about expanding the access and availability of the AppLink software," vice president of engineering Hau Thai-Tang said in a press conference at CES, "so that everyone who has a great idea has the opportunity to create tests and possibly deploy the app." Developers can check out Ford's SDK at developer.ford.com. Ford will help bring the most promising ideas to fruition.
Ford is my favorite, always and forever. I think I have an app itite for this goal!
Call me crazy, but that looks like Lexus at CES 2013.
Where be da' Ford?
Often as manufactures conform to smooth efficient aerodynamics all cars tend to be similar to me too.
2013 Ford Fusion
Ford is 150 yrs old? Try 109...
they messed up some information. This years marks the 150th anniversary of Henry Ford's birth.