This is reflecting Ford’s heavy investing in infotainment systems over the past couple of years and paves the way for an exciting future, making the car more integrated and relevant in our gadget filled, online lives.
Whilst we at millionsofmyles.com think it’s a great step, we are surprised that with Detroit’s economic situation, the R&D lab could not have been built there and the talent hired from Silicon Valley.
Regardless, it’s a great step forward for Automotive Technology.
- Ford to Open New Research Lab in Silicon Valley (xconomy.com)
- Ford Announces New Research Lab in Silicon Valley – doing open-source hardware? (adafruit.com)
- Ford, Serious About Smart Cars, Stakes Out A Place in Silicon Valley (spectrum.ieee.org)