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Ford And Bug Labs Build Open-source R&D Platform For In-car Connectivity
2011-09-13 05:11:27

  Ford Motor Company and open-source hardware and software provider Bug Labs announced a joint development agreement on Monday to collaborate on a new in-car research platform that allows third-party developers to build open-source products that interact with Ford's Sync system. The companies showcased a prototype of the new platform, called OpenXC, during the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco on Monday, using a Ford Fiesta as the demonstration vehicle. The prototype...

2011-08-02 07:00:00

CINCINNATI, Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- If there's one thing automakers can count on, it's that a subcompact car built on U.S. soil is a surefire money pit. Until now. General Motors is setting the industry on its ear with its soon-to-debut Chevrolet Sonic, which is being built in a Detroit suburb known as Orion Township. On track to compete with the Mexican-built Ford Fiesta and other extra-small vehicles, the Sonic just might revolutionize the American car manufacturing industry. (Logo:...

2011-07-27 09:33:00

DEARBORN, Mich., July 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- All of Ford's newer retail vehicles earned fuel efficiency ratings above their segment average, according to the J.D. Power 2011 Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) study Eight Ford vehicles, including Fiesta, Explorer and F-150, ranked in the top three in their respective segments Ford F-150 is the only large pickup to receive an award for both Initial Quality and APEAL in 2011 Customers increasingly are demanding top...

2011-07-14 12:00:00

DEARBORN, Mich., July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ford launches its first-ever action sports campaign aimed at Millennial enthusiasts with the Ford Octane Academy Ford Octane Academy pairs fans with their favorite Ford action sports drivers - Ken Block, Tanner Foust, Brian Deegan and Vaughn Gittin Jr. - for ultimate action sports fantasy camps Ford's Millennial market share has grown 58 percent since 2007 through innovative programs and new products that are fun to drive and tech-savvy,...


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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