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  • Blog Post: Day 2 – American Journey 2.0 Road Trip to Maker Faire

    Wheh!  What a long day today.  Started off great in the morning at Northwestern University showing off the Ford Fiestas and the Fiestaware platform, built on Windows 7 and Microsoft Robotics Studio , to engineering students and anyone else passing by.  We gave a lot of demos, handed out...
  • Blog Post: Ford unveils fledgling developer network for SYNC

    Really enjoyed the Ford’s Keynote at CES today. Too much to talk  about, really.  A couple of very quick notes: It was fun to see Ford briefly mention the American Journey 2.0 project that I (and others at Microsoft ) have been working with them and the University of Michigan on.   ...
  • Blog Post: S+S Example #1: Ford Work Solutions

    Computers and software can do lots of interesting things, and more every day. While I love websites -- I don't want to be completely constrained to them. For example, i like having things like Zune , my smartphone , Windows Live Writer , etc. as part of my life even though (actually, because) the experiences...
  • Blog Post: I'm so excited about Ford SYNC (aka Windows Automotive)!

    I can't wait to get my new Ford with SYNC! See a review here . Pricing is just $395. Learn more about SYNC here here . In one way or another, I've been involved in this domain for the last 7 years. In fact, I moved from Seattle to join Ford back in 2000 mostly because I was excited about the potential...
  • Blog Post: Siemens and Microsoft team up on in-vehicle computing

    Technorati Tags: Cars , Automotive , In-vehicle software , manufacturing , Car OS Interesting story came out today here . It's interesting for a few reasons: Siemens VDO (the automotive unit) will build solutions for Auto OEMs on Microsoft's consumer focused, in-vehicle computing platform.  This...
  • Blog Post: Identity -- It's not just for people! (Part 2)

    Thanks to both Kevin Hammond, Cardspace guru of Casa de Hambone fame, as well as Delbert Murphey, former Architect Evangelist, former managing/chief architect at General Motors, and now Biztalk wunderkind, for their critical insights on this topic! This post follows up an earlier post on the possible...
  • Blog Post: Identity -- It's not just for people! (Part 1)

    Yesterday I sent an email along these lines to a few friends: Automotive part counterfeiting costs about $12B/year – just for Tier 1 suppliers . Part counterfeiting costs Ford alone $1B. Beyond automotive, according to the National Association of Manufacturing, trade of counterfeit parts is about...
  • Blog Post: Computers and cars... what's not to like?

    Just wrapped up 3 days of a great SAE Convergence 2006 conference at COBO Hall in downtown Detroit. This is the world's premier conference about the convergence of computing and automotive engineering. Believe it or not, the conference has been going every two years since the 1970s. Even more surprising...
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