DEARBORN, MI – Ford Motor Co. wants to bring back the old days, when “tinkerers and inventors” in Southeast Michigan helped usher in the automotive age, by offering smart-phone application-development kits. The kits utilize “Fiestaware” software and hardware allowing developers to create their own apps that eventually could tie into Ford’s in-vehicle Sync multimedia system, says Venkatesh Prasad, group and technical leader of Ford’s Infotronics team in Research & Advanced Engineering. ...

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