| | Ford Working on Futuristic Mobile Application
Ford is working on a set of apps that we take mobile in-car connectivity to a whole new level. Some really cool features that the proposed apps will bring to the table are:
* Location update to the select contacts
* Monitor a vehicle’s location and speed to determine if a driver is running late for a meeting and then send an e-mail or text message notification to other attendees.
* Notification to the family members whether the driver is following a safe arrival after a road trip
The apps are being developed by HCL Technologies but no word yet on any production plans for such an app or what it would cost. Ford has also invested in OpenXC Project which will unleash the power of local developers to determine niche market-specific applications that take advantage of mobile connectivity. The car maker has started shipping beta test kits of OpenXC to developers and universities around the world to speed in-car app development. source - indian autos blog