Ford Opens Its Infotainment Platform to Entire Industry

Ford Opens Its Infotainment Platform to Entire Industry
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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.  Continue Reading...

Ford Shows off New Apps at 2013 CES

Ford Shows off New Apps at 2013 CES
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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. 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...

2013 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Gets SYNC

2013 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Gets SYNC
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The high revving 2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302 is known strictly for its energized 5.0-liter V8 and its adjustable suspension because it was built as a track car. It was built to go fast and handle well in the corners but one aspect of the car that could use some work is the no-frills interior…. Continue Reading...

Ford Evos Concept Puts Sexy on Notice [Frankfurt Auto Show Preview]

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Ford Evos Concept Puts Sexy on Notice [Frankfurt Auto Show Preview]
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With an almost Aston Martin look and feel about it, Ford has unveiled the Evos concept ahead of its official debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show next month. Dripping with sex appeal, Ford global product boss Derrick Kuzak says the car was created to show the three key elements of the automaker’s One Ford global… Continue Reading...

Ford And Toyota To Create Telematics, Hybrid System For Light Trucks And SUVs

Ford And Toyota To Create Telematics, Hybrid System For Light Trucks And SUVs
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Ford and Toyota shocked the automotive world with the announcement that the two companies will join forces to create a new hybrid system for light trucks and SUVs. The companies signed a memorandum of understanding, and will do further research and studies regarding the project. The new system is said to be rear-drive based, and… 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...

Toyota, Microsoft To Partner On Telematics

Toyota, Microsoft To Partner On Telematics
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At first glance, the pairing of Toyota and Microsoft might make some a little uneasy. The prospect of unintended acceleration and “the blue screen of death” that appears on Windows computers might be the most terrifying technological catastrophe known to man. Nevertheless, the two companies will be collaborating, but only as far as telematics. Ford… Continue Reading...

Toyota Entune Is Japan’s First SYNC Competitor

Toyota Entune Is Japan’s First SYNC Competitor
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Toyota will release a new in-car telematics system, dubbed Entune, at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week. Taking a page from Ford’s SYNC and MyFordTouch systems, Entune will oversee navigation, entertainment and smartphone connectivity services. Entune will also support apps like Bing, Movietickets.com, Pandora. Toyota will only approve apps if they are… Continue Reading...

Ford Announces SYNC AppLink Upgrade, Allowing Voice Control of Your iPhone

Ford Announces SYNC AppLink Upgrade, Allowing Voice Control of Your iPhone
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If you are the owner of an Apple iPhone and a Ford vehicle equipped with the SYNC system, you may have noticed that your phone and your car don’t like talking to each other. That’s probably due to the fact that the SYNC system was developed by Microsoft, and since Bill Gates is not exactly… Continue Reading...

OnStar Gets Set To Battle With SYNC, Adds Voice Texting, Facebook Integration (Press Release Inside)

OnStar Gets Set To Battle With SYNC, Adds Voice Texting, Facebook Integration (Press Release Inside)
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OnStar is set to evolve from a safety feature that assists drivers in distress, into an in car infotainment platform, as its latest iteration launches voice text messaging and Facebook integration. OnStar is looking to re-brand itself under the “responsible connectivity” tagline, an ironic label in light of the fact that social networking while driving… Continue Reading...
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