Ford Drops MyFord Touch for All-New System

Ford Drops MyFord Touch for All-New System
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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...

MyFord Touch Version 2.0: What’s New With the Faster, Easier-to-Use System – Video

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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...

MyFord Touch Upgrade Allows Tablet Voice Control

MyFord Touch Upgrade Allows Tablet Voice Control
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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...

2013 Ford Fusion and Flex Now Offer Standard SYNC

2013 Ford Fusion and Flex Now Offer Standard SYNC
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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...

Siri-Like Advanced Speech-Recognition Technology Coming To Cars In 2012

Siri-Like Advanced Speech-Recognition Technology Coming To Cars In 2012
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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...

Ford’s SYNC Now $100 Cheaper, Will Be Available On All Models In Three Years

Ford’s SYNC Now $100 Cheaper, Will Be Available On All Models In Three Years
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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...

Ford Dumps The CD Player In Favor Of Sync

Ford Dumps The CD Player In Favor Of Sync
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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’s SYNC System Can Benefit Drivers Health & Wellness

Ford’s SYNC System Can Benefit Drivers Health & Wellness
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  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 MyLink System Announced to Rival Ford’s Sync

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GM MyLink System Announced to Rival Ford’s Sync
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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...

Ford Sync And Google Maps Go Paperless

Ford Sync And Google Maps Go Paperless
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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...

OnStar, Google Tie Up Looking More Likely; Could See Use In Volt EV

OnStar, Google Tie Up Looking More Likely; Could See Use In Volt EV
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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...

Ford Sync AppLink for 2011 Fiesta Allows Voice Control of Smartphone Apps

Ford Sync AppLink for 2011 Fiesta Allows Voice Control of Smartphone Apps
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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...
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