27 Apr '12, 4pm

Conflict over Tech Looms for Car Makers and US Government

There was an article this week in the Wall Street Journal about how Ford Motor Company is reaping financial rewards from its ongoing investments in advanced automobile technology, especially in “using information technology embedded in vehicles to learn customer preferences and reapply those lessons to future automobile designs.” The Journal article cites the recent lifting of Ford’s debt rating by Fitch as proof that its strategy is working, and by implication, that the technology problems cited by Ford CEO Alan Mulally last year are being solved. Ford’s general manager and director of innovation Venkatesh Prasad at the company's new Silicon Valley research center told the Journal that, “data on usage of voice-recognition software, for instance, led to new design and materials choices intended to lessen noise levels inside the cabin that were interfering with the software...

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