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Toyota, Hyundai Ace AAA's Distracted Driving Study; Mercedes, Ford, Apple Fare Poorly

Toyota, Hyundai Ace AAA's Distracted Driving Study; Mercedes, Ford, Apple Fare Poorly

The National Transportation Safety Board may have been right all along, and former Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood may have to eat a little crow. That's because the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has released data from a new study that confirms what the NTSB and others have already... read more

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MyFord Touch system in the 2014 Ford Fiesta - image: Ford Motor Company

Despite Complaints, Ford Sync & MyFord Touch Remain Popular

Two years ago, J.D. Power published a brutal assessment of Ford Motor Company: in just one year, the company's rank on Power's Initial Quality Survey plummeted from #5 to... read more June 17, 2013 by  5


 
Ford 'Video Snacks' bring vehicle features directly to consumers

Ford Feeds Shoppers 'Video Snacks' To Explain New Car Features

Perhaps more than any other automaker, Ford understands the challenges of explaining technology to customers. Its own MyFord Touch and SYNC systems have caused the company's... read more April 15, 2013 by  1


 
Chevrolet Spark & Sonic models add Apple's voice-activated Siri software to MyLink

Siri, Amazon Cloud Player, Slacker Come To Dashboards

If you're a fan of cars and technology, this is a very big week. Three important services have arrived on infotainment systems, which could make your daily commute more... read more February 14, 2013 by  0


 
MyFord Touch system in the 2014 Ford Fiesta - image: Ford Motor Company

2014 Ford Fiesta Gets The MyFord Touch Infotainment System

In the old days, buying a base model generally meant compromising on the features you really wanted, since automakers really offered the “good stuff” in gateway... read more November 26, 2012 by  0


 
2014 Chevrolet Corvette (C7) spy shots

Corvette Spy Shots, iPhone 5 Fights Distraction, Front-Drive BMW: Today's Car News

Today at The Car Connection, we show you spy photos of the upcoming 2014 C7 Corvette, tell you how the new iPhone will work to combat distracted driving and spill the beans... read more September 14, 2012 by  0


 
Tina Fey and Steve Carell for the movie Date Night

Dates.fm App For Ford SYNC Helps Plan Epic Date Nights

Today, most of the tech world's attention is focused on Apple and the likely debut of the iPhone 5 (and maybe the iPad Mini). But there's another tech story on the West Coast... read more September 12, 2012 by  0


 
Roximity

Roximity App Debuts, Lets Drivers Know About Deals Nearby

Last year, we told you about Roximity, a new location-based app that alerts smartphone owners to nearby deals. The app won the Ford SYNC App Developer Challenge, and now... read more August 10, 2012 by  0


 
Mercedes-Benz app store for European customers

Did Mercedes-Benz Just Debut The Future Of In-Car Apps?

As everyone with a smartphone or tablet knows, apps are big business. But searching online shops for the app you need can be frustrating -- and Mercedes-Benz isn't... read more June 29, 2012 by  1


 
Ford SYNC

Uh-Oh: State Farm Uses Ford Sync To Make You Pay By The Mile

If you love the thought of letting a car insurance company monitor your driving habits but think, "Hey, why stop there? Why not let them keep tabs on my traveling, too?"... read more May 31, 2012 by  23


 
Ford SYNC

SYNC To Be Standard On All 2013 Ford Fusion, Flex Models

Drivers who just have to make or take that call and don’t currently use a hands-free system, and may be in the market for a new vehicle, could be persuaded to check out... read more February 9, 2012 by  0


 
MyFord Touch made simpler for 2013

Ford Rolls Out MyFord Touch Improvements To Employees First

The past two years have been pretty good to Ford: the company launched some very popular new models like the Ford Fiesta and the revamped Focus, and the automaker largely... read more December 12, 2011 by  0


 
MyFord Touch made simpler for 2013

Ford Upgrades MyFord Touch: New Version Simpler, Faster, Easier To Navigate

If you’re one of the many Ford buyers who purchased your vehicle with the MyFord Touch system, but then became disenchanted with it due to slowness, freezing, difficult... read more November 7, 2011 by  0


 
MyFord Touch made simpler for 2013

Ford Makes MyFordTouch Infotainment System Simpler, Faster: Video

Following a chorus of criticism of its MyFordTouch system, Ford has upgraded the software for the 2013 model year--and will make the upgrade available for all vehicles that... read more November 7, 2011 by  0


 
Ford MyKey Message Center-- System Active

Ford MyKey Now To Allow Parents To Block Teen Calls/Texts

This was more or less bound to happen, given all the high-profile awareness campaigns about distracted driving and teens being the riskiest group of drivers engaging in... read more October 27, 2011 by  1


 
Ford MyKey Message Center-- System Active

Ford's MyKey To Feature Inbound Call And Text Blocking

If you’re the parent of a new driver, Ford’s MyKey lets you set up the family car to be more teen-driver friendly. MyKey lets you limit top speed, deactivate the... read more October 27, 2011 by  1


 
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