Cars Headed for the Cloud?

Well, not literally.  But in a recent press release, Ford announced it is exploring ways of increasing the efficiency of both gasoline-fueled and electric cars by linking them with cloud technology:

At the Google I/O conference in May, Ford introduced its research and innovation into using the cloud to predict driver behavior in order to optimize vehicle control systems and improve vehicle performance attributes such as fuel or hybrid-electric efficiency.

Ford’s commitment to the technology was further showcased when the Ford Evos Concept was introduced at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show in September. The Evos Concept explores the potential for connecting a vehicle to the cloud in order to tailor the driving experience based on variables such as personal tastes and moods of the driver.

You can read Ford’s press release here.

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