The USA Today Ruby library can access the Census API data with an API key. Features of this API include ethnicity, housing, population, and race from the 2000 and 2010 US census. USA Today API displays results of news articles since 2004 in XML and JSON formats. This wrapper can be found on the official USA Today site, and it was authored by author Derek Willis on GitHub.
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The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), an international community that develops web standards, has announced the launch of the new "Automotive and Web Platform Business Group" which will create web technology specifications for the automotive industry starting with a Vehicle Data API Specification.