tirsdag den 22. december 2009

Ford’s SYNC System to Enable “Cars as a Platform”?

Næst efter at være hjemme og at være på arbejde så er bilen vel der hvor vi tilbringer det meste af vores vågne liv ...

When not at home or not at work your are in your car ... True mobile apps coming this way ...


Andres Ferrate

Developers working on mashups may want to take note of a recent announcement by Ford that it intends to make SYNC, it’s on-board vehicle system, accessible to developers next year. The general implication is that millions of vehicles could become platforms for all kinds of mashups and apps that integrate with various parts of the SYNC system, including its stereo and navigation modules.

The idea behind the “Mobile Apps Connectivity” concept is to provide an easy way of integrating applications that run on mobile devices with SYNC, thereby allowing drivers and passengers to control the apps using built-in elements of the SYNC system, such as voice controls, in-dash displays, and more. Given Ford’s recent announcement to convert SYNC-enabled vehicles into WiFi hotspots, there is good potential for this hybrid SYNC-mobile app approach to deliver value-added tools and applications. [...]

Read more: http://blog.programmableweb.com/2009/12/22/fords-sync-system-to-enable-cars-as-a-platform/

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