The pick-up of Ford will be able to control drones

Ford, along with the manufacturer of the drone DJI, has just announced during the CES 2016 a curious award of$ 100,000 to the developer who creates the best application to remotely control drones by using the interface AppLink is the Ford F-150. The objective of Ford is very interesting, and it is to convert your pick-up Ford F150 in the rescue tool final thanks to the binomial off-road and drone in the worst scenarios imaginable. This initiative is part of Ford’s strategy to foster a community of developers for the open source platform of AppLink, even more now that it’s official the launch of Smart Device Link.

The goal of Ford and DJI is to provide UN a fleet of F-150 is able to control drones from their dashboards

In Ford have been thinking of that in disaster situations, the combined use of a pick-up as the F-150 and a drone can increase considerably the possibilities in both the search for the missing, or the study of devastated areas. The proposal, therefore, Ford is done through a competition where different developers will use their skills to create an application able to control a drone from the screen of the dashboard of the Ford F-150. Possibly be several applications that are created, but Ford is only going to pick one and reward its creator with a total of$100,000.

Ford is collaborating with the aircraft manufacturer us drone DJI, an agreement that we will discover the next great step of this strategy in the form of equipment drones for versions of the rescue of the Ford F-150 with destination to the fleet of the UN.

The plans of Ford to boost its open source platform, we are leaving significant holders, and it is well known that at Ford are not willing to give up before the imminent arrival of Google and Apple, the world of the automobile. The momentum of the platforms AppLink and Sync are just a part of this strategy, Ford now need to add the launch of Smart Device Link next to Toyota.

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