Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Neat Tech – American Journey 2.0 – Make Magazine contest winners build a Caravan Track app for Ford’s Sync powered by Microsoft

This is pretty neat.

Folks were invited to develop an app for the Sync platform that is powered by Microsoft and found in many of Ford’s current vehicles.

The winning group of students built a social media integrated application for tracking a caravan of vehicles.


We can see a lot of great uses for this application.

Very well done and congratulations to Team Bobcat on the win.

From the above article on the team:

John Ciccone, Collin Hockey, Sangmi Park and Joe Phillips make up Team Bobcat, the student think tank that came up with Caravan Track, the winning application of the American Journey 2.0 open innovation research project between Ford and the University of Michigan.

Caravan Track allows a cluster of vehicles traveling together to track each other along the journey. The application was installed in a 2011 Ford Fiesta for the ultimate test drive to the 2010 Maker Faire in California.

Philip Elder
Microsoft Small Business Specialists
Co-Author: SBS 2008 Blueprint Book

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