Ford uses Google's Prediction API to increase efficiency – Click above to watch the video after the break

Yesterday we got word that Ford was tapping Google's new Prediction API to provide location and routing services for its fleet of plug-in hybrids and full EVs. Today, Ford's engineers are speaking at the Google I/O developers summit and they've released a video explaining how the system works and how they plan to implement it.

You can get the full details in our previous post, but the short-and-sweet version is this: Ford drivers can opt-in for the service, which tracks their daily driving routine, and, after building a database of destinations and waypoints, the system provides drivers with more efficient routing to optimize their powertrain, reduce range anxiety and decrease commute times. We've snagged a handful of slides from Ford's presentation and you can check out the full video after the jump.




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      Soul Shinobi
      • 3 Years Ago
      I know this bores most of you, but it's pretty impressive how much Ford has their **** together compared to the other domestics.
      Dafish
      • 3 Years Ago
      Hope it has the knowledge as to what routes to take and which ones to avoid,as an example: In the morning I drive a direct route to work but would never drive back the same way in the evening as the gang bangers are out on those streets at that time.
      stever
      • 3 Years Ago
      nice