AMERICAN JOURNEY 2.0
Buckle your seatbelts for American Journey 2.0, where social networking meets the road trip!
Make: Online is thrilled to be covering American Journey 2.0 as we follow a group of engineering students traveling from Ann Arbor, Michigan to Maker Faire Bay Area (the world's largest DIY festival) in San Mateo, California. This isn’t just any road trip; the students are driving two Ford Fiestas equipped with SYNC, Ford's new in-car mobile connectivity system. The students are one of six teams involved in the research course “Cloud Computing in the Commute” at The University of Michigan. Their application, Caravan Track, was chosen as the winner and will be embedded in the car. Caravan Track will be running on a Windows 7 PC in the Ford Fiesta research vehicle as it makes its socially-networked journey from the university to Maker Faire. MAKE will be along for the ride, filling in readers on their adventures. So, stay tuned!
Follow us on MAKE as we track American Journey 2.0, as two Ford Fiestas, loaded with engineers and engineering students (and some apps they've developed), make a cross-country trek from Ann Arbor, Michigan to Maker Faire in San Mateo, California.
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