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Car maker Ford has been increasing its tech cred for some time now by adding to its SYNC in-car connectivity innovations. From hands-free calling to navigation to in-car WiFi to music streaming, Ford is building a compelling suite of services into its vehicles. Now, lovable open source hardware and software maker Bug Labs is partnering with Ford to create the OpenXC platform. Announced today at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference, OpenXC is an in-car research platform that both parties hope will entice the open source community to do what it does best: fiddle, tinker, discuss, and innovate. According to the press release, OpenXC “transforms the car into a plug-and-play platform where interchangeable... Read more...
BUG Labs. Ever heard of them? Sure you have. Verizon and the EU gave them the thumbs-up earlier in the year, and now AT&T is as well. BUG Labs is best known for selling small electronic component kits that can be used to build all sorts of DIY gadgets, gizmos and modules. For years, the company has mostly been going at it alone, but recently a few partnerships have been announced that will hopefully bring the hobby to the mainstream. AT&T and BUG Labs have announced the company's latest partnership, with intentions to launch BUG + 3G/GSM, a plug-and-play electronic tool kit that puts network ready wireless modules in the hands of emerging device product developers for a speedier, more... Read more...
Bug Labs sells open source hardware modules that lets you build just about any kind of gadget you can imagine. Last week the New York startup got a big helping hand from (who-would-believe-it?) Verizon. At the same time, it finally got the full OK to sell its wireless modules in Europe. Verizon Wireless announced plans to partner with Bug Labs as part of the Verizon Wireless' Open Development Initiative (ODI). ODI-approved devices have access to the Verizon network so developers can test their 3G functionality. Verizon requires many hoops to be jumped through before it gives a device the ODI stamp of approval. Fees for independent testing houses to certify a device can run tens of thousands.... Read more...