Automotive Open-Source OpenXC from Ford Launched in India

Staff | EE Herald | February 17, 2012

To address the growing Indian Automotive electronics market, Ford Motor has demonstrated its open source platform for automotive electronics named OpenXC at the NASSCOM India Leadership Summit, Ford has demonstrated the potential of open-source application development for the automobile.

OpenXC allows local automotive electronics and software entrepreneurs and businesses to develop equipment software and systems to connect car, mobile phones and the Internet cloud.

OpenXC is a both hardware and software platform developed by Ford Research and Innovation and New York City-based Bug Labs. OpenXC is an API to your car - by installing a small hardware module to read and translate metrics from a car's internal network, the data becomes accessible from most Android applications using the OpenXC library...