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This Ford Evos Concept video shows how your car will use the cloud to personalize your driving experience. From talking with your alarm clock, to checking on what you were watching or listening to on devices in the home - the goal of the future car is to make your ride catered to you.

Some great examples of how the internet of things is impacting the automobile industry.

Electric 2012 Ford Focus now available to reserve online | The Verge
While it may not have the style of an electric DeLorean,  Ford’s now letting consumers get in line for the 2012 all-electric  Focus, which carries a base MSRP of $39,200. The Focus will be going  head to head with Nissan’s Leaf and Chevy’s Volt in the expanding  electric car market, but Ford is going into battle without announcing  detailed mileage information. Nissan claims 100 miles per charge in the  Leaf, while the Volt only gets 35 miles, but backs that up with a  fuel-based electric generator that adds over 300 miles to its range. For  Ford’s part, the only thing said on its site is that the Focus is  “competitive with other electric vehicles on the market.”

Electric 2012 Ford Focus now available to reserve online | The Verge

While it may not have the style of an electric DeLorean, Ford’s now letting consumers get in line for the 2012 all-electric Focus, which carries a base MSRP of $39,200. The Focus will be going head to head with Nissan’s Leaf and Chevy’s Volt in the expanding electric car market, but Ford is going into battle without announcing detailed mileage information. Nissan claims 100 miles per charge in the Leaf, while the Volt only gets 35 miles, but backs that up with a fuel-based electric generator that adds over 300 miles to its range. For Ford’s part, the only thing said on its site is that the Focus is “competitive with other electric vehicles on the market.”

Ford, Google Team Up to Make Smarter Cars |  Wired.com
Ford is joining Google to develop cars smart enough to know where  you’re going and how best to get you there so you aren’t wasting time in  traffic.
The automaker is tapping the power of Google’s remarkable Prediction  API to create cars that determine where we’re going by examining where  we’ve been. It’s the latest example of the auto industry calling on  Silicon Valley as software takes on more tasks in our cars.  It also underscores the tech sector’s growing interest in the  automotive sector as Microsoft, Cisco and IBM develop new technologies  and markets.

Ford, Google Team Up to Make Smarter Cars |  Wired.com

Ford is joining Google to develop cars smart enough to know where you’re going and how best to get you there so you aren’t wasting time in traffic.

The automaker is tapping the power of Google’s remarkable Prediction API to create cars that determine where we’re going by examining where we’ve been. It’s the latest example of the auto industry calling on Silicon Valley as software takes on more tasks in our cars. It also underscores the tech sector’s growing interest in the automotive sector as Microsoft, Cisco and IBM develop new technologies and markets.

New Car Technology Tells Tailgaters To Back Off : NPR
Fords implementation of vehicle to vehicle communication will create a  safer driving environment allowing our cars to communicate with each  other. They will transmit information such as speed, longitude and  latitude and most importantly they will alert you as to when the car in  front of you is breaking. The cost is just $100 per car and Ford will be  rolling out prototypes this spring.

New Car Technology Tells Tailgaters To Back Off : NPR

Fords implementation of vehicle to vehicle communication will create a safer driving environment allowing our cars to communicate with each other. They will transmit information such as speed, longitude and latitude and most importantly they will alert you as to when the car in front of you is breaking. The cost is just $100 per car and Ford will be rolling out prototypes this spring.

IBM Research: Watch the Almaden Institute Live on August 26
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Live Stream Agenda:
11:00 - 11:10 am ET: Opening Remarks, Josephine Cheng, IBM Fellow and Vice President Almaden Research Center
11:10 - 11:30 am ET: Why Energy Storage Matters, Winfried Wilcke, IBM, Conference Chairman
11:30 am - 12:30 pm ET: Surviving Two Billion Cars: The Urgent Need to Transform Vehicles, Fuels, and Mobility around the Globe, Daniel Sperling, Author, Two Billion Cars
1:00 - 1:50 pm ET: Energy, Emissions, and Transportation: A Look into the Future, Burton Richter, Stanford, Nobel Laureate
1:50 - 2:40 pm ET: The Importance of Energy Storage in Automotive Applications, Ted Miller, Sr. Manager, Ford Research
Watch it here starting at 11 am ET on Wednesday, August 26:

IBM Research: Watch the Almaden Institute Live on August 26

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Live Stream Agenda:

11:00 - 11:10 am ET: Opening Remarks, Josephine Cheng, IBM Fellow and Vice President Almaden Research Center

11:10 - 11:30 am ET: Why Energy Storage Matters, Winfried Wilcke, IBM, Conference Chairman

11:30 am - 12:30 pm ET: Surviving Two Billion Cars: The Urgent Need to Transform Vehicles, Fuels, and Mobility around the Globe, Daniel Sperling, Author, Two Billion Cars

1:00 - 1:50 pm ET: Energy, Emissions, and Transportation: A Look into the Future, Burton Richter, Stanford, Nobel Laureate

1:50 - 2:40 pm ET: The Importance of Energy Storage in Automotive Applications, Ted Miller, Sr. Manager, Ford Research

Watch it here starting at 11 am ET on Wednesday, August 26: