Get With the Programme!

July 25, 2014

From dealing with monsoon season to tackling increasing congestion on a city commute – drivers around the world can face very different challenges.

OpenXC map

So who better than the locals to ask for help in seeking potential solutions? How about developers with access to real-time data from vehicles on the road – including speed, fuel-level, and even whether a car’s windscreen wipers are on or not?

That’s exactly what Ford’s open-source software and hardware platform OpenXC can provide.

Earlier this year AppyParking won US $10,000 after being named the winner of the Traffic Tamer App Challenge in London, for an app that allows drivers to pay for parking, view parking maps and find electric vehicle charging stations.

And now Ford has invited developers worldwide to use OpenXC to help tackle mobility problems in Portugal, Argentina, China, India, and the U.S.

Ford is partnering with experts and local authorities to address issues in eight locations through the Innovate Mobility Challenge Series. Developers will be able to integrate the data into apps to be in with a chance of winning prizes that will include cash awards and even a scholarship.

Follow this link to find out more