Flutterby™! : "Open the passenger side door, HAL"

Next unread comment / Catchup all unread comments User Account Info | Logout | XML/Pilot/etc versions | Long version (with comments) | Weblog archives | Site Map | | Browse Topics

"Open the passenger side door, HAL"

2011-03-14 19:35:51.870219+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

SAAB to start selling Android phones with tires and engine attached:

Users will be able to download a wide range of applications, online services and multi-media functions provided through a Saab IQon store. Saab will issue third-party developers with a vehicle application programming interface (API) providing access to more than 500 signals from different sensors in the vehicle. These measure, for example, vehicle speed, location and direction of travel, driver workload, yaw rate, steering wheel angle, engine speed and torque, inside and outside temperature, barometric pressure and the sun’s position.


“Our open innovation strategy, using the Android operating system, will keep the provision of in-car infotainment up to date,” adds Formgren. “IQon will allow infotainment services to constantly evolve during the lifetime of a car’s product cycle, unlike current in-car systems which are fixed some years before a car goes on sale and then remain static.”

[ related topics: Software Engineering Journalism and Media Automobiles Machinery Pedal Power Bicycling Archival Java ]

comments in descending chronological order (reverse):

#Comment Re: made: 2011-03-15 01:14:55.611847+00 by: Dan Lyke [edit history]

Ack. Wrong thread.