Feeds

Ford unwraps Evos cloud-connected concept car

Nice tech, nicer looks

Intelligent flash storage arrays

IFA 2011 Now, we're not sure we entirely approve of a cloud-connected car capable of resetting your alarm clock - also net linked - because a colleague has delayed a meeting, but that's the vision Ford pitched today at IFA.

It gave a taster of Evos, a concept car it will be unveiling at the Frankfurt Motor Show in a few weeks' time, here touting the futuristic motor's tech.

Ford Evos cloud-connected concept car

The Ford spiel has it that the Evos will be able to adapt routes to cloud-sourced traffic data, and driving modes to the road you choose to take, whether suggested by the car because you have extra time or because it's been recommended by folk in your social network.

All entirely possible of course, and certain to happen no matter what. Likewise the ability to detect an e-car only lane, switch the hybrid powertrain to battery only, and - crucial - signal any nearby cops that the exhaust pipe they may have spotted is non-functional.

Ditto locating that rare free parking space with integrated inductive charging - and steering you to it, handling the brake and gas pedal in the slow-moving, stop-start traffic on the way.

It'll happen, and it'll happen in more standard fare than the nifty looking Evos. It may be vapour, but it's an attractive car, so here are some more snaps to enjoy:

Ford Evos cloud-connected concept car
Ford Evos cloud-connected concept car
Ford Evos cloud-connected concept car
Ford Evos cloud-connected concept car
Ford Evos cloud-connected concept car
Ford Evos cloud-connected concept car

Security for virtualized datacentres

More from The Register

next story
Boffins who stare at goats: I do believe they’re SHRINKING
Alpine chamois being squashed by global warming
Comet Siding Spring revealed as flying molehill
Hiding from this space pimple isn't going to do humanity's reputation any good
Experts brand LOHAN's squeaky-clean box
Phytosanitary treatment renders Vulture 2 crate fit for export
LONG ARM of the SAUR: Brachially gifted dino bone conundrum solved
Deinocheirus mirificus was a bit of a knuckle dragger
MARS NEEDS WOMEN, claims NASA pseudo 'naut: They eat less
'Some might find this idea offensive' boffin admits
No sail: NASA spikes Sunjammer
'Solar sail' demonstrator project binned
Carry On Cosmonaut: Willful Child is a poor taste Star Trek parody
Cringeworthy, crude and crass jokes abound in Steven Erikson’s sci-fi debut
prev story

Whitepapers

Choosing cloud Backup services
Demystify how you can address your data protection needs in your small- to medium-sized business and select the best online backup service to meet your needs.
Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.