Ford To Open Patents, Android and Apple Car Infotainment & Car Dealerships Endangered?

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PatentFord To Make EV Patents Available To Rivals

DETROIT — Ford Motor Co. is following Tesla Motors in opening up hundreds of patents on electric-car technology to competitors in a move aimed at accelerating development of electrified vehicles. Ford to open patents plan differs from Tesla’s, though, in that Ford is licensing its patents for a fee, whereas Tesla last year…

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DashAndroid Auto & Apple’s CarPlay Proves to be Luxuriously Simple

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. — Usually with a car, the more you pay, the more you get. The launch of Google’s Android Auto and Apple’s CarPlay infotainment interfaces could upend that rule by giving cars from brands such as Chevrolet, Honda and Hyundai a better computer interface than…

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EmptyCarLotWill Auto Dealers Become an Endangered Species?

It’s been the best of times for auto dealers since the recession. Those that survived picked up business from those that didn’t. They reorganized their operations to be leaner and more efficient. Auto sales soared 59% to 16.5 million last year from the 2010 low point. But reports from two different analysts say that…

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