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Splunk teams up with Ford

Once again, big data shows us it can be helpful--or not so much, depending on your perspective. That suggested police speed trap for instance is helpful to police and to public safety, but few drivers would find it a welcome development. Ditto on the tracking of individual driver behavior which could help public safety but also trap drivers in higher insurance rates, too.

Ford uses big data to 'stay green'

Ford says it "considers analytics and big data--in and out of vehicles--the next frontier for innovation, competition and productivity." Its latest innovation to come from big data use is eco-conscious designs and user abilities to further "green" their car ownership. 

Finding the sweet spot between hardware and software

As complex mechanical goods become increasingly networked and feature-driven, software may comprise a larger part of their overall value.

Ford forges partnership with Spotify, expands AppLink

BARCELONA, Spain--Ford revealed a new partnership with Spotify as part of its strategy to further expand its Sync AppLink program to include new developer partners. 

Ford turns car into app development platform

Eager to incorporate more voice-enabled apps into its cars, Ford Motor just rolled out a program to lure application developers to its platform. The Ford Developer Program, which resembles initiatives at Apple, Google and Facebook, gives developers a way to integrate their software with the auto maker's SYNC AppLink onboard system, reports Darryl K. Taft at eWeek.

Glympse, Ford team on in-car location sharing

Ford Motor Company is adding Glympse's voice-enabled location sharing application to its SYNC AppLink in-car software platform, offering motorists a hands-free option for updating their travel schedule.

How Ford's MyTouch innovation stumbled

We are constantly told that innovation is the key to success in today's Darwinian business environment, but moving too fast and furious can backfire on you. Ford Motor Co. learned this lesson with

Cadillac app store? CUE uses mobile phones for connected driving system

SAN DIEGO--GM's Cadillac announced a new in-vehicle connected driving system that will leverage a driver's mobile phone to provide a range of services, including hands-free calling and streaming

Ford, Toyota collaborate to hasten telematics, data standards

In another example of rival companies joining technology forces to generate mutual benefit in a tough economy, Ford and Toyota are collaborating on back-end data standards. The two auto makers are

Ford rolls out Sync voice-activated services to more vehicles

Ford Motor Company will cut the price of its Sync voice-activated mobile device connectivity system by $100 to $295, also launching the solution as an option across more Ford vehicles. Sync boats