Ignoring software updates is an easy habit to get into, especially when it’s simpler to hit the “cancel” button than enduring an arduous process and wasting time. There’s a nasty surprise in store for you if you’re one of the people who groans when your Mac or PC gets an update alert and you also… Continue Reading...
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Late last year, Ford announced that they would be introducing a do-it-yourself update for its MyFord Touch system which would give it a more responsive interface with better organization and graphics. Now that update has arrived and Ford wanted to demonstrate just how easy it is to do it. Jim Buczkowski, Technical Fellow and Director… Continue Reading...
Ford‘s new Escape couldn’t be any more different from the outgoing model, with a new look, a new platform, new EcoBoost turbocharged direct-injection engines and an all-new interior with an updated version of Ford’s MyFord Touch telematics system. Plus, Ford has added a cool new innovation, the handsfree liftgate. Find out about all the updates… Continue Reading...
And despite teething troubles, Mulally remains convinced that the technology is the way forward; currently, Ford is working on plans to make it standard in all Lincoln vehicles and incorporated in some 80 percent of Ford branded products by 2014. Continue Reading...
If you were one of the Ford owners who weren’t thrilled with MyFord Touch, you’ll be happy to learn that the system is receiving an upgrade that will make it more user friendly and easier to operate. The upgrade, which will be available early next year and offered at no extra charge to exsisting MyFord… Continue Reading...
Starting in 2013 Cadillac will begin to dramatically change the interior of its cars, switching away from conventional controls to a new center stack nearly devoid of buttons, knobs and switches. According to a report by GMInsideNews, Chicago-based Methode Electronics, Inc., which supplies the MyFord Touch units for new models like the 2011 Ford Edge,… Continue Reading...
Now Ford dealers are fighting back, taking the initiative by setting up workshops to show customers how to use the new technology; some are even going as far as hiring ‘technology’ specialists. Continue Reading...
A new reports suggests Ford will debut a new EcoBoost 4-cylinder engine at the Chicago Auto Show next week. As the new standard engine in the Ford Edge, it will produce roughly the same power as Ford’s 3.0-liter V6 but with significantly better fuel economy and emissions. As shown already in European models the 2.0-liter… Continue Reading...
Ford has just unveiled the first example of its new One Ford philosophy, the 2011 Focus. Offered as both a five-door hatchback and four-door sedan, both models look quite unique but offer the same aggressive front end and high-quality paint. At launch one engine will be offered, a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder with direct-injection technology that makes… Continue Reading...