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Made Different
About the 7 transformations by which industrial companies can become factories of the future
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Why Your Car Is Now A Giant Smartphone On Wheels

Why Your Car Is Now A Giant Smartphone On Wheels | Made Different |
There was a time when the automotive industry was the pride of America, when consumers eagerly awaited each new model, when Wall Street happily buzzed about each upcoming earnings report.
Dan Aldridge's curator insight, March 18, 2013 3:21 PM
Integrating smartphone technology into cars is one area where U.S. automakers have a competitive advantage. As the world gets more "social" and digital, demand for these kinds of design features only grows.
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Ford Goes Open Source to Speed App Development

Ford Goes Open Source to Speed App Development | Made Different |
In the ecosystem gamble of "open" or "closed," Ford is putting all its chips on open.

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Jed Fisher's curator insight, March 8, 2013 12:51 PM

I'm very interested in this. There are a ton of solutions that really fit well for an in-car experience. The key for the App developers is to make compelling Apps that make sense and work well from within the car. 
I love that this will result in Apps that let me better engage, use, and understand my particular vehicle, it's location, and what can be done with it. 
I'm glad Ford has taken a open approach and not start with some closed

proprietary system. 

ComplexInsight's curator insight, March 11, 2013 4:29 PM

While initial focus will likely be apps for in car entertainment and information services, the open sourcing of the API's adds a lot of potential for smart telematics apps that better help with traffic management, environmental reporting etc as well. Be worth tracking this.