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Ford Taps Google API to Test EV Fuel Efficiency

Posted by Shirley Brady on May 11, 2011 05:00 PM

Ford researchers this week presented a conceptual case of how the Google Prediction API could alter the performance of a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle at the 2011 Google I/O developer conference.

According to Ford's press release, it's been testing the Google API to convert information such as historical driving data – where a driver has traveled and at what time of day for example – into useful real-time predictions, such as where a driver is headed at the time of departure.

The automaker also released a video, above, to educate consumers who may be confused about the alphabet soup of terms (EV, BEV, HEV, PHEV) describing electric vehicles.

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Google Takes Apple Bite With Mobile Music and Movies for Android

Posted by Shirley Brady on May 10, 2011 01:00 PM

Google's Music Beta service was the big news from the Android team at the Google I/O developers conference today.

The good news: it's live. The bad: It's accepting a limited number of requests to check it out — but only in the US.Continue reading...

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