22 Aug '11, 5pm

Ford Concocting a Google For Cars: In the future, your plug-in hybrid may be able to read your mind, and save

Ford Concocting a Google For Cars: In the future, your plug-in hybrid may be able to read your mind, and save

roger 4336 from creative commons In the future, your plug-in hybrid may be able to read your mind, and save you gas in the process. Ford, which has been at the forefront among auto makers when it comes to integrating software applications into cars, is experimenting with an application that aims to leverage data amassed about your driving habits to increase the mileage of plug-in hybrids and standard hybrids. Extending car mileage has become job number one at automakers now that the U.S. plans to raise the fleet vehicle average standard to 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025 . Today, Ford and Toyota said they would collaborate on hybrid technology for pickups and SUVs and Internet services . While the two companies mostly discussed large cars—Ford is number one in trucks and Toyota is number one in hybrids--software could become a more pervasive part of the relationship because ...

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