Ford Prioritizes Safety; Revolutionizes Connectivity

Ford Prioritizes Safety; Revolutionizes Connectivity
by Roger C. Lanctot on 09-11-2019 at 10:00 am

Ford Motor Company’s debt may have been downgraded to junk this week, but the company’s savvy strategy for vehicle safety and connectivity has had an outsize influence on the broader automotive industry.  That is the takeaway message from this week’s ITS California gathering of transportation executives taking place in Los

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Ford Motors Discusses Future Mobility Trends at Synopsys Seminar

Ford Motors Discusses Future Mobility Trends at Synopsys Seminar
by Tom Simon on 11-17-2016 at 4:00 pm

Five or ten years ago it would have been hard to imagine someone from Ford Motors giving the keynote at a technology summit at a major EDA company like Synopsys. However, on November 2[SUP]nd[/SUP], Synopsys hosted a seminar on the topic of Automotive Architecture Design and System Testing, and Ford Technical Fellow Jim Buczkowski… Read More


Ford Seeks Own Path to Car Sharing and IoT

Ford Seeks Own Path to Car Sharing and IoT
by Roger C. Lanctot on 11-10-2016 at 4:00 pm

It’s hard to be a thought leader around the future of transportation when the entire market seems to be moving in one of three directions simultaneously: either ride hailing (Uber, Lyft), car sharing (Zipcar, Car2go) or automated driving (Google, Tesla). If you’re Ford Motor Company and you care about whether you are adding to … Read More


How AT&T Will Turn on Car 2 Car Connectivity

How AT&T Will Turn on Car 2 Car Connectivity
by Roger C. Lanctot on 05-26-2016 at 12:00 pm

Cnet reports that, starting this week, AT&T is offering “Unlimited Plan” customers the option to add connected cars or a ZTE Mobley Wi-Fi plug-in device to their plan for $40/month for unlimited data – $10/month will buy 1GB. The plan applies to certain Buick, Audi, Chevrolet, Cadillac, GMC, Jaguar, Land… Read More


Internet of Things 2015 Year End Review: IoT Business Ecosystem

Internet of Things 2015 Year End Review: IoT Business Ecosystem

Goldman Sachs defines the Internet of Things (IoT) as the third wave of internet revolution: By connecting billions of devices to the internet, the IoT can open up a host of new business opportunities and challenges. According to McKinsey, the IoT has the potential to create up to $6 trillion economic value annually by 2025. According… Read More


Open Source Software Platform Fuels Automotive Innovation

Open Source Software Platform Fuels Automotive Innovation
by Pawan Fangaria on 03-23-2015 at 1:00 pm

These days, most of the innovative concepts in our cars are driven by electronics; not only infotainment systems, but also instrument clusters, safety systems including ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems), information displays, night vision, airbags, backup camera, stability control, and so on. The upcoming connected… Read More


What does the Ford Mustang and Intel’s Gordon Moore Have in Common with Local Motors?

What does the Ford Mustang and Intel’s Gordon Moore Have in Common with Local Motors?
by Charles DiLisio on 11-06-2014 at 11:00 pm

1964 Vision, Volume and Moore’s Law

The 1964 New York World’s Fair saw Lee Iacocca, then a young 40 year old General Manager, introduce a car that inspired “total performance” and was for a “young America out to have a good time.” This young America would become the baby boomer generation. The Mustang was revolutionary in its affordability,… Read More