The partnership means that users will soon be able to create their own personalized driving experience.

Ford and Bug Labs have announced that they are creating an open-source in-car research and development platform called OpenXC. The platform, which is based on Bug Labs’ own open-source Bug System will enable users to hack and modify Ford’s dashboard console to improve your driving experience.

OpenXC transforms the car into a plug-and-play platform with interchangeable open-source hardware and software modules. Drivers can implement countless add-ons such as new visual and audio feedback interfaces, environmental sensors and safety devices by simply snapping Bug Labs’ hardware modules directly into Ford vehicles. K. Venkatesh Prasad, senior technical leader at Ford Research and Innovation, said:

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