27 Mar '13, 8pm

Ford offering app developers $50k reward for achieving better fuel economy

Oh please. Ford advertises "Ford bests Toyota in fuel economy in every category they compete in" and then now a Ford rep wants to tell me he thinks the industry is to blame for contorting language to make "best" claims? Come on. As to the main meat of this article, there isn't any. Ford isn't opening anything any more than they did with their "hackathon" before. This isn't about altering Ford's technology or interfacing with their systems to get better mpg. This is purely about driver education. And Ford, stop blaming others and acting like you're trying to fix things on the fuel economy ratings front. You aren't the solution, you're the problem. If you really wanted things to be right you wouldn't have messed them up in the first place with your irreproducible figures.

Full article: http://green.autoblog.com/2013/03/27/ford-offering-app-de...

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