Automaker Competition Focuses on Info Technology

Detroit Free Press - January 7, 2013

The newest trend in selling more cars than the competition centers around infotainment technology, as major automakers are well aware.

See what Ford and GM are doing right now.

General Motors and Ford touted plans to open their vehicle infotainment technology to outside software developers so drivers can customize applications for their vehicles.

Ford’s announcement was [on] Monday. GM is to follow [Tuesday] at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

They are following a path blazed by Apple, which allows independent software developers to create apps for its iPhones and iPads. Facebook also allows outside developers to make apps for its social network.





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