Ford Electric Cars Will Use Microsoft Software For Intelligent Power Management

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At the New York Auto show 2010, Microsoft Corporation, and Ford Motor Co., to big names from Software Industry and Automobile Industry respectively have announced their joint efforts in developing futuristic technology for Electric cars.

The Ford Focus Electric will be the first Ford car to use Hohm energy management online application via a joint solution from Ford and Microsoft Hohm. Ford is the first automaker announcing the use of Microsoft Hohm.

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Ford will introduce five electric vehicles by 2013, starting with a Transit Connect Electric later this year.

Microsoft Hohm application will help vehicle and home owners decide when to plug-in electric vehicle batteries for charging, in the hope that consumers will draw power from the grid at night, when energy use and costs are lower, said Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft, speaking from a video hookup to reporters in New York.

Apart from this, Ford will also bring its Sync System in car powered by Microsoft, which is a In car integrated Entertainment system, details at below link –

Ford Brings Intelligent WiFi Services In Cars

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  1. That’s very clever. I wonder how the Iphone or Android systems will react to this. They will surely come up with something similar.. ()i guess SO). Am sure that there’ll be some kind Of war for the most efficient application.. exciting!

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