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Future Of In-Car Cloud Computing

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Ford jump had initiated the development of apps for the SYNC system of the company. They created a 12 -week course for the students from the University of Michigan called cloud computing in the commute. Recently student teams have submitted their apps before the judges from ford, U of M and Microsoft. The winner on the whole is Caravan Track, which has supported in maintaining jointly a group of cars on a road tour. Other apps have offered crowd-sourced information on points of interests and road conditions and facilitated real-time fuel-economy tracking and ride sharing. Students have carried out research and create applications which are based on the entry to ford’s developmental platform. These applications are built on widows 7 and Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio. Below is given the information about the functioning of the different apps:

Information About And Connection With Group Of Vehicles:

Caravan track has been announced as the winning app. Because of the software, group of vehicles during the same visit can connect each other along their journey. With the help of recognition on the main website, users can come to see their fellow travelers. They can also observe vehicle telemetry which includes track each vehicle, map routes, fuel level and speed, intimation about the alerts along the way and can also provide about conditions of the road and other perils which they may experience along their way.

Acknowledgment About The Experience Of Past Drivers:

Fuel Tracker gives acknowledgment about the understanding of the past drivers on that specific road and provides real-time feedback to the drivers. Read the full story

Mobile Car Apps for the Future

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Sometimes ago, apps were only dominated in the smart phones. But apps are now become an important part of driving due to smarting up of cars as well. Smart phone apps are usually attached with the electric vehicles. These apps can track the level of charging and control the different functions of vehicle.  Vehicles can able to communicate with the mobiles using built-in software for apps. It can change the way of driving using available car apps as describe here.

Leaf iPhone App of Nissan

Nissan is introducing the Leaf iPhone app along with its application. People can easily check the battery life of the cars using this app. Moreover, it can also inform about the required time and cost to recharge the battery. Leaf owners can able to detect the internal temperature. It can also be used to remotely turn on the heater and air-conditioner. It is similarly operated as a remote control. However, people can easily detect the extra heating and cooling spends with the added temperature information application.

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OnStar Mobile App of General Motors

Mobile app idea of Nissan was greatly inspired the General Motors. Now, apps of GM will also be available for Android, iPhone and BlackBerry. It allows the users to track the battery level and provide remote control functions.Moreover, it can send the alerts about recharging of battery. Its users can also remotely open the locks of car doors.

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