Vision

Enabling tomorrow’s experience, today

At Ford’s Silicon Valley Lab, we focus our efforts on user experience and big data through an open innovation process. By working with Valley companies, top Bay Area universities, and by working together with our teams within Ford, we aim to shape the personal-mobility experiences and solutions of tomorrow. We are committed to infusing the innovative and entrepreneurial spirit of Silicon Valley into everything we do, to help bring added conveniences and comfort to the lives of our consumers worldwide.

OpenXC

OpenXC is a research platform that combines open source hardware and software that enables you to extend your vehicle with custom applications and pluggable modules. It uses standard, well-known tools to open up a wealth of data from the vehicle to become accessible to most Android applications using the OpenXC library. With OpenXC, you can start making vehicle-aware applications that can minimize distraction while driving, enhance user interfaces, integrate with other connected services, and develop applications that can offer the consumer more insignt into their car’s operation.

openxcplatform.com

Collaborators

Green Prediction and Routing

Ford researchers are using Google’s prediction API to help optimize green routing and vehicle efficiency.
Watch this video!

Health and Wellness

Check out some of the research projects our colleagues are working on to improve driver and passenger health and wellness
Watch this video!