Ford will update its older cars with new software. Continue Reading...
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Ford will begin offering its new Sync 3 infotainment system this year. Continue Reading...
Ford introduced two new apps at CES that work with its new Sync 3 infotainment system. Continue Reading...
Ford previewed its next-generation infotainment system called Sync 3 at a press event in Dearborn, Michigan on Thursday, also announcing that new system will ditch the MyFord Touch moniker. Continue Reading...
Technology and personal information make for dangerous bedfellows and it’s something drivers will need to worry about very soon. Continue Reading...
Ford will reportedly drop Microsoft for its next-generation Sync infotainment software, instead turning to Blackberry’s QNX platform. Continue Reading...
Ford is updating their SYNC AppLink voice recognition system once again, allowing customers to control a variety of smartphone-powered apps directly from their car. Continue Reading...
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. Continue Reading...
Six years after it was first introduced, Ford’s SYNC can now be found in 10-million vehicles worldwide. Continue Reading...
Ford has announced the incorporation of a new in-car app today that will read the latest newspaper and magazine articles to you while you drive. Continue Reading...
Earlier this year, the Ford SYNC system by Microsoft was inducted into the Computer History Museum, marking one of the first automotive computer systems to be featured. Continue Reading...
Handset maker Nokia just finished filing a patent that shows that the Finnish company also has its fingers in the automotive world as well. With a new touch-sensitive steering wheel, could automakers reduce the number of buttons on the wheel? Continue Reading...
Ford owners with SYNC can add yet another streaming music service to its Applink infotainment system now that MOG has come onboard. Continue Reading...
Being a technology leader in the auto industry requires a thick skin. BMW had its reputation smeared when it first introduced iDrive back in 2001 and Ford is now suffering similar technology growing pains since the release of its MyFord Touch system in the 2011 Ford Edge. Continue Reading...
Earlier this week Ford began shipping out its update for its MyFord Touch, and now they have announced that the update also gives the SYNC system the ability to voice control tablet devoices. While this move may come under scrutiny as Ford promoting the usage of tablets while driving, the American automaker is just hoping… Continue Reading...
Ford is rather proud of its new SYNC system, and will be making it standard equipment on all 2013 Ford Fusion and Ford Flex models, the American automaker announced. Their MyFordTouch system will only be seen on upper trim levels however. Surprisingly the 2013 model year of the Fusion and Flex will be the first… Continue Reading...
Hands-free voice activated technology has made life so much easier. Now, wouldn’t it be great if they could bring that same level of technology to your car? You’re in luck – it’s coming… but you’re going to have to wait another year for it. Speech-recognition company Nuance has reported that an auto manufacturer is in… Continue Reading...
Good news for those optioning up a new Ford: its SYNC system is now $100 cheaper, from $395 to $295. Ford will also roll out SYNC to every one of their cars within the next three years. Currently, it’s only available on higher trim levels, but with the 2012 Explorer and Edge, base models can… Continue Reading...
If Ford has any say, the CD player could go the way of the cassette, 8-track, and the phonograph: because what are ya, some kind of Metamucil-chuggin’ geezer? Time to throw out that David Bowie’s Greatest Hits CD, because digital media is the only route for Ford and its SYNC system. The well-publicized “infotainment hub”… Continue Reading...
Ford researchers are taking an ‘active’ role in developing a series of health and wellness in- car connectivity solutions designed to improve drivers lives. Ford is utilizing its SYNC system to develop a first voice controlled in car connection to an array of health aids such as a glucose monitoring system, diabetes management services and asthma management… Continue Reading...
GM’s MyLink, available starting with the 2012 Chevrolet Volt and Equinox, will offer smartphone charging, Pandora radio streaming, GraceNote music identification, Bluetooth, XM satellite radio, voice activation, OnStar, and USB inputs, in case listening to drive-time radio is too crushing for commuters. The MyLink comes hot on the heels of Ford’s SYNC as an inevitable… Continue Reading...
Using Google Maps to plot your route is a major convenience on a home computer, but there’s no good solution on taking them with you. Printing them is cumbersome, and inputing them onto a smartphone or PDA is just another level of distraction. Now, Ford and Google have teamed up to let you send your Google Maps… Continue Reading...
GM and Google are reportedly working on a deal that would see the integration of Google’s Android mobile phone operating system and GM’s Onstar telematics system. Potentially scenarios being discussed involve Android phone users being able to use OnStar features outside of their car, while GM vehicle owners can use Android to keep track of… Continue Reading...
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…. Continue Reading...