Fast Company: Why Your Car Should Run Android and Have Apps

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The July/August Issue of Fast Company Magazine has an interesting article about why are cars should change from what is essentially a black box technology platform on wheels to a more open technology platform like Android. If a car was more like a mobile app running android, we could install apps that tap into our cars sensors and other data. This would allow us to do all types of stuff (like driving better, for example). The article quotes Thejo Kote, CEO of Automatic, as saying: “Your car is the most expensive computer you own..but it is a black box. You don’t have access to it.”

The article also talks about some of the challenges to making your car more open to application developers, It then mentions an open source project that is trying to overcome some of these problems. That open source project is OpenXC, which provides a standard programming…

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