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Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Ford Thinking of Linking to Wink and Echo

Link your automobile to the Smart Home? A kind of increased reach that may include hub technology and voice control.  An interesting play here.
" .... Ford is exploring linking smart devices like Amazon Echo and Wink to its vehicles to allow consumers to control lights, thermostats, security systems and other features of their homes from their car, and to stop, start, lock, unlock and check their vehicle’s fuel range from the comforts of their couch.

Ford is working to link the home automation devices with its vehicles through industry-leading Ford SYNC®. This comes as half of consumers say they will buy at least one smart home product in the next year, according to Icontrol Networks. ... " 

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