I don’t think it is exclusively Ford who is imagining this “cloud” of information, however they seem to be one of the first to actually make a short video explaining what they mean. Ford’s new Evos concept (pictured above) is a pretty good looking el-cheapo-Aston-Martin clone, however it’s the conceptual stuff they are really excited about.
My reaction? errr…..i’m not sure what I think. As someone who has recently updated myself with a ‘technologically updated” automobile—-I do respect and love some of the things that make our life easier; like bluetooth connections, navigation, digital media, etc.
That being said, I *think* I still want to make some decisions myself, which is why the “cloud” confuses me. Watch the video for yourself, and lemme know what you think.
So underwhelmed. Your iphone could do almost all of those things already. The car only has to speak to it–the car doesn’t need any intelligence of its own to do those things. It would just need an app for your phone that it can speak to. As for the car cooling off or warming up to desired temperature beore you get in. Sure that’s a nice feature, but it’s been thought of countless times and it’s such an unimportant “problem” to solve. What we really need is a traffic vaporizer ray.
Also, what happened to Ford’s “Sync” partnership with Microsoft? Did that go away?