If you’ve ever spent time on the streets of London, you know how frustrating and expensive the experience can be. Navigating central London while surrounded by motorbikes, taxis, public transportation vehicles, cyclists—not to mention other drivers—is something that few find much joy in, and many work hard to avoid.
Ford Motor Company is working to change this by challenging developers to submit new or existing apps that will assist in reducing traffic congestion on London streets and add value to London drivers.
No specific API, SDK, or data integration is required, however use of Ford’s OpenXC platform is encouraged. OpenXC is an open source software and hardware platform created to pull data from a vehicle and use it like any other data source in a smartphone, tablet or Web application. Think of it as an API to your car.
To be eligible, all submitted apps must conform to In-Vehicle Approval Criteria from Ford for safe and non-distracting in-vehicle interfaces (if the intent is to use the app while driving).
Check out the Resources page for a list of app ideas!