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Bluetooth Pairing: Getting Better, Still Sometimes Maddening

Bluetooth Pairing: Getting Better, Still Sometimes Maddening

If you drive several different vehicles, or have several cellphone or smartphone handsets to juggle, you're likely familiar with the frustration: Not every phone will pair with every new-vehicle system. Whether you're shopping for a new handset or a new vehicle, you should keep this in mind, and... read more

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Ford SYNC Adds In-Car WiFi, Hot Spot Capability

Ford has announced that the next-generation version of its SYNC connectivity system will include in-car WiFi. The new system will be powered through a USB mobile broadband... read more December 21, 2009 by  0


 
Pandora for the iPhone

Today In Tech: Pandora Coming To Cars

Pandora.com is a fantastic free site that allows users to create personalized radio stations chock-full of their favorite music. When Pandora jumped to the iPhone in 2008, we... read more December 10, 2009 by  2


 
2011 Ford Fiesta

Ford Fiesta Off To A Strong Start With 1,000+ Reservations

In just one week, Ford has taken over 1,000 reservations for the much-hyped 2010 Ford Fiesta -- a car that won't roll into showrooms until next summer. The rush may be due to... read more December 10, 2009 by  2


 
Ford Sync - in Navigator

Ford, Best Buy Sync For Success

Ford has been on a winning streak lately, improving vehicle quality, buffing its brand perception, and growing the company's market share. Now Ford has something new to brag... read more December 1, 2009 by  0


 
FUSE interface in 2010 Mitsubishi Outlander

Mitsubishi Debuts Sync Rival, Called Fuse, In 2010 Outlander

It's about time that another automaker took on Ford's Sync hands-free communication and entertainment interface. One of the best rival systems—at least in affordable... read more November 20, 2009 by  3


 
Driver behind wheel, from Ford Sync Rock On ad

How to Make Hands-Free Calls Safer at Speed: Move Voices Around

The dangers of distracted driving are top of mind these days, what with recent studies on the risks, a Department of Transportation summit meeting, and even automakers... read more November 9, 2009 by  1


 
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Cell Phone Vehicle Control: Coming Soon To Sync And OnStar?

The iPhone-remote-controlled "Spirit of Berlin" Dodge Grand Caravan that we posted about just earlier today is pretty wild. In case you missed, it you'll want to check out... read more November 4, 2009 by  1


 
The LTE Connected Car concept

Video: LTE Connected Car May Be The Future Of Telematics

Over the past couple of weeks, we've mentioned several systems that bring home computer-like services to automobiles. We've discussed proprietary systems like Ford's... read more November 4, 2009 by  0


 
2011 Hyundai Sonata South Korean model shown

Rumor: Hyundai Developing Telematics To Rival OnStar, Sync

Rumor has it that Hyundai is working on its own telematics system to rival GM's OnStar and Ford's Microsoft Sync. The news comes via a memo from Hyundai's manager of brand... read more November 3, 2009 by  0


 
Ford Microsoft SYNC

Ford Wants Cloud Computing, Social Media On Sync System

"The Cloud" is hot news these days: it gives people the ability to upload data to the web -- spreadsheets, movies, music files -- and access them from anywhere. That's... read more October 30, 2009 by  1


 
2010 Honda Element

What Does Your Car Say About You?

Here at TCC, we don't put much faith in astrology, phrenology, or any other system that assigns personality traits based on birthdays, hat sizes, or anything else that hasn't... read more October 19, 2009 by  1


 
Texting while driving, by Flickr user ericathompson

Texting While Driving? Just Say No, Say Automakers

Texting is a permanent part of digital life today, but that doesn't make it safe. And the data on texting while driving is truly frightening: A study of truck drivers by... read more September 24, 2009 by  2


 
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Ford Supports Ban For Handheld Texting While Driving

Ford Motor Company yesterday officially endorsed the proposed national ban on handheld texting while driving. With that, Ford is the first of the major automakers to support... read more September 11, 2009 by  7


 
Ford Sync

Want Ford's Sync System To Call 911? Get The Dealer Upgrade

In light of yesterday's news from the Centers for Disease Control that Onstar raises accident survival rates, owners of Fords with the Sync system may wonder about their own... read more May 22, 2009 by  3


 
2010 Lincoln MKZ

2010 Lincoln MKZ Pricing Announced

  Sedan fans, take note: pricing has just been announced for the 2010 Lincoln MKZ. The base model--a front-wheel-drive, natch--starts at $34,965, including destination and... read more March 20, 2009 by  0


 

 
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