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 |  Mar 24 2014, 6:32 PM

2015 Ford Mustang Domino's Pizza

In the latest of an ongoing series of technical briefings Ford showcased some of the advanced technology going in the brand-new 2015 Mustang. Some high-end driver-assistance features will be made available for the first time in addition to a host of new standard equipment.

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 |  Jan 07 2014, 10:32 AM

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Ford will be releasing a free update to current 2010 and newer vehicle owners that will allow them to take advantage of the American automaker’s AppLink system.

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 |  Feb 26 2013, 1:31 PM

Ford owners whose cars are equipped with the brand’s Sync AppLink system will now be able to access Spotify, an online music streaming service, through their cars.

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 |  Jan 09 2013, 6:46 PM

Now more than ever, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is laden with car companies demonstrating what’s to come for in-car tech. Of the brands at the show, Ford seems to have its head above the crowd. 

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 |  Jan 07 2013, 7:01 PM

Among all the new tablets and smartphones at the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in Vegas are a few cars, and Ford knows that it needs apps to grab the attention of younger, ‘connected’ car-buyers.

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 |  Aug 28 2012, 11:52 AM

In an effort to improve its mobile device integration, Ford is hosting the second annual AppLink Developer Challenge pitting 10 teams against each other to develop the most car-friendly app.

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 |  Aug 09 2012, 7:45 AM

Like an evolution of the Groupon concept, the new ROXIMITY App can alert you of realtime deals nearby and thanks to its addition to Ford’s SYNC AppLink, it can do even more – as you drive.

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 |  Apr 20 2010, 5:24 PM

2011 Ford Fiesta to Receive New SYNC AppLink Cabability

Tech addicts, the 2011 Ford Fiesta may be your next car. (Just as long as you don’t own an Apple iPhone, ’cause it’s not supported yet.) SYNC, the in-car technology platform developed by Microsoft in partnership with Ford, will soon allow for third-party cell phone applications to be controlled by voice commands and in-car controls.

Forget the fact that no other automaker is even close to offering such integration, Sync AppLink will be on production vehicles this year. AppLink works — at launch — on Android and BlackBerry phones, with titles such as Pandora Internet radio, Stitcher “smart radio”, and Orangatame’s Twitter client OpenBeak available.

“The growth in smartphone mobile apps has been explosive, and Ford has worked hard to respond at the speed of the consumer electronics market,” said Doug VanDagens, director of Ford’s Connected Services Organization. “SYNC is the only connectivity system available that can extend that functionality into the car. AppLink will allow drivers to control some of the most popular apps through SYNC’s voice commands and steering wheel buttons, helping drivers keep their hands on the wheel and eyes on the road.”

Once developers realize they can help distract drivers while on the road, this list is sure to grow exponentially. May we suggest an in-car fart app that can deliver a disgusting noise through a speaker closest to the intended victim?