17 May '11, 9pm

Google and Ford Team Up To Optimize Your Commute:

Google and Ford Team Up To Optimize Your Commute:

Is there anything Google can’t do? Apparently not. Already a tech giant on the internets, Google has been branching out to other spheres of late and is now scheming with Ford to reduce your commute times and increase your vehicle’s fuel efficiency. Google’s Prediction API uses Google’s famous algorithms to track your driving habits, pulling together information on where you go and then factoring in variables like weather and traffic, among others, to optimize your driving route. The vehicle will ask you questions like: “Are you going to work?” and if you say you are, it will optimize the route for your vehicle. This may sound a little Big-Brotherish, and in implementing Google’s technology Ford has been careful to suggest that personal information security is priority number one. Hopefully they take privacy concerns more seriously than Facebook…which isn’t hard to do . Sec...

Full article: http://gas2.org/2011/05/17/google-and-ford-team-up-to-opt...

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