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Stag 01-06-2016 01:59 PM

Ford Partners with Amazon to Help Realize the Internet of Things
 
At CES, Ford announced that it will partner with Amazon in a project that helps to progress towards the Internet of Things. The next-generation of Ford's Sync Connect systems will allow a wireless connection to your phone, the internet, and other things within your car. You will be able to control things like your garage door, home thermosat and lighting, or coffee pot. That control can be done through touch or voice command.

There will also be new phone connectivity to your car. One such feature that stems from that is being able to check your car's fuel levels directly from your phone, and programming a set time for your car to start up.

From USA Today, here's Ford CEO Mark Fields:

“We are working to see if we can come up with a product that we can commercialize,” said Fields. He continued, “The key is finding the right software protocols, so that the integrations with Amazon Echo and Alexa works. We’ll aim to bring it to market as soon as possible.”

Basically your phone and your car will connect to everything. All things will merge. We are approaching the singularity.




Garcia 01-06-2016 03:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Stag (Post 7977)
At CES, Ford announced that it will partner with Amazon in a project that helps to progress towards the Internet of Things. The next-generation of Ford's Sync Connect systems will allow a wireless connection to your phone, the internet, and other things within your car. You will be able to control things like your garage door, home thermosat and lighting, or coffee pot. That control can be done through touch or voice command.

There will also be new phone connectivity to your car. One such feature that stems from that is being able to check your car's fuel levels directly from your phone, and programming a set time for your car to start up.

From USA Today, here's Ford CEO Mark Fields:

“We are working to see if we can come up with a product that we can commercialize,” said Fields. He continued, “The key is finding the right software protocols, so that the integrations with Amazon Echo and Alexa works. We’ll aim to bring it to market as soon as possible.”

Basically your phone and your car will connect to everything. All things will merge. We are approaching the singularity.

no were not, you have a choice. IF you choose to opt out who can force you. If you feel that you need your fridge to be able to talk to the turbo in your car then you probably deserve to be gobbled up by the machines.




BuckingBronco 01-07-2016 10:00 AM

I wouldn't want to be connected to everything in my house along with my car. Too many things can go wrong with that along with programming weaknesses that hackers can exploit. We're already having problems with the current technology's security.

Garcia 01-07-2016 03:15 PM

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Originally Posted by BuckingBronco (Post 8049)
I wouldn't want to be connected to everything in my house along with my car. Too many things can go wrong with that along with programming weaknesses that hackers can exploit. We're already having problems with the current technology's security.

well seriously. At what point is it necessary for your fridge to have access to the internet, or your coffee maker... it's absurd...




Moo 01-08-2016 09:53 AM

Who is in their test group for ideas like this? It must of stemmed from somewhere but I can't imagine someone "yes, I would like to turn on my coffee maker from my office".

Garcia 01-08-2016 02:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Moo (Post 8089)
Who is in their test group for ideas like this? It must of stemmed from somewhere but I can't imagine someone "yes, I would like to turn on my coffee maker from my office".

themselves. its mercantilism essentially. "we tell the market what they want"

essentially they're counting on its bling factor and novelty factor to be large enough that you forget its pretty useless in application.




Stag 01-08-2016 04:21 PM

Sometimes people don't know they want things until you suggest it to them. Once they know it exists, then they want it.




Moo 01-12-2016 09:56 AM

We now know it exists and we still don't want it. And it'll require you to upgrade your appliances to make them compatible with your car.

Tom 01-14-2016 06:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Stag (Post 8145)
Sometimes people don't know they want things until you suggest it to them. Once they know it exists, then they want it.

That's because not everyone has an imagination, but if you make the case for what they can use and need, they'll get it, like what any great sales person can accomplish.

BuckingBronco 01-15-2016 09:46 AM

I see where this is going, Ford can install this in their cars and Amazon will be the only supplier of compatible products for the system.


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