Technology and personal information make for dangerous bedfellows and it’s something drivers will need to worry about very soon. Continue Reading...
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Ford will reportedly drop Microsoft for its next-generation Sync infotainment software, instead turning to Blackberry’s QNX platform. Continue Reading...
Six years after it was first introduced, Ford’s SYNC can now be found in 10-million vehicles worldwide. Continue Reading...
MyFord Touch and Sync are helping to drive higher customer satisfaction rates, the automaker said today. Continue Reading...
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...
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...
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...
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. Continue Reading...
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. Continue Reading...
Despite being irrelevant by today’s standards, the first version of Ford’s Microsoft-based Sync system is getting special attention tonight. 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...
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...
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...
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 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...
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...
By the Fall, the company is expected to make a decision as to whether it will go ahead with Live Operator on a full-time basis 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...
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 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...
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 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...
Subaru is adding in-car wi-fi to the 2011 Outback, similar to Ford’s 3G Internet system with their SYNC telematics technology. A $499 dealer installed option, the Wi-Fi will work within 150 feet of the car, and can be used while the vehicle is in motion. Subaru will pick up the first three months, but the… Continue Reading...