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Ford Uses Assembly Line WiFi To Load SYNC Software On MyFord Touch Vehicles

Ford Uses Assembly Line WiFi To Load SYNC Software On MyFord Touch Vehicles

Chances are you already know all about Ford's SYNC and MyFord/MyLincoln Touch software. But did you know Ford is using the on-board WiFi to load the software on the cars while they're rolling down the Oakville assembly line? The 2011 Ford Edge is the first vehicle to get the high-tech build... read more

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2011 MINI Cooper Countryman

Today at High Gear Media: MINI Countryman Takes the States

It was a a rollercoaster weekend at High Gear Media--a rollercoaster ride in the 2011 MINI Cooper Countryman around the infamous Tail of the Dragon. Today at High Gear Media... read more August 9, 2010 by 0


 
MINI Link app

VIDEO: Stalk Your MINI Buddies--Or Just Meet--Via the iPhone

We've often wondered when the next layer of social media would hit the car world. We're as concerned about creepers tracking our every movement in our cars as the next guy... read more August 9, 2010 by 2


 
2011 Scion tC

Today at High Gear Media: Scion tC, Hawaii Five-0, and Our Late Nissan Leaf

Six months after the brouhaha kicked off, has Toyota been badly bruised by all those recalls? Today at High Gear Media, our own Bengt Halvorson peers into the recall abyss... read more August 6, 2010 by 1


 
Spc. Derrick Parizek

Do-It-Yourself Auto Workshop For Detroit Reworks An Old Idea

The depressed economy has spurred all sorts of innovative, DIY solutions—like renewed interest in community garages and tool libraries—for keeping vehicles repaired as... read more August 3, 2010 by 0


 
U.S. Capitol

How Congress is Designing Your Next Car

The auto industry won a major victory in Congress this week, when the landmark financial bill passed by both houses on Congress excluded auto dealers from regulation -- so... read more July 23, 2010 by 1


 
2011 Volkswagen Jetta infotainment system

Video: 2011 Volkswagen Jetta Joins the Infotainment Era

The 2011 Volkswagen Jetta is joining the infotainment era, bit by bit, with a newly available system that blends navigation and entertainment features into a single... read more July 22, 2010 by 0


 
Kia UVO - 2011 Kia Sorento

2011 Kia Sportage Techs Up with Uvo, WiFi, Real-Time Traffic

Kia's new Sportage gets a heavy dose of technology in its 2011 edition, with a trio of technologies the company thinks will appeal to a whole new set of buyers. The new... read more July 21, 2010 by 1


 
2011 Ford Fiesta

Ford Fiesta: The Honking, 2010

This is just wrong. Morally, socially, technically and in all other ways. This is what happens when society--hold on, let me rephrase that--automotive geek society goes... read more July 21, 2010 by 0


 
2011 Ford Edge Sport

Ford Sync: Now You Can Utter Threats Legally

Somewhere in deep space or in California, which I guess is the same thing, William Shatner is channeling Gene Roddenberry’s spirit and laughing, saying to himself “I told... read more July 18, 2010 by 0


 
2011 Subaru Outback

2011 Subaru Outback Gets Mobile WiFi

Subaru calls the 2011 Outback a crossover, even though we think it's more of an all-wheel drive wagon (and a fun one at that). Whatever class it sits in, it just got a bit... read more July 16, 2010 by 0


 
2010 Dodge Nitro 4WD 4-door SXT *Ltd Avail* Gear Shift

Two Insurance Companies Apply For PAYD In California

The Automobile Club of Southern California has applied to offer Pay As You Drive (PAYD) insurance in the state. Approval of its application would enable the company to... read more July 8, 2010 by 0


 
gm direct injection technology 021

The Benefits Of Direct Injection

Modern direct injection systems use a high pressure design, though some of the earlier models used a low pressure system. There are a couple of benefits to using a high... read more July 1, 2010 by 0


 
Ford's Curve Control system

Video: 2011 Ford Explorer Curve Control

The Blue Oval is readying its 2011 Ford Explorer for release later this year, and is packing the new vehicle with the latest engines for improved efficiency, new inflatable... read more June 29, 2010 by 0


 
smart drive kit for iPhone

Smartphones Are The New Pot

If you drive a car, chances are good that you own a smartphone, so we feel it's only fair to warn you that you're messing with fire. J.D. Power recently conducted its 2010... read more June 24, 2010 by 0


 
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicle information iPhone app

Video: New iPhone App Has Chrysler Feeling Social

Yesterday saw the launch of two auto-related iPhone apps -- one from Daimler, the other from Chrysler. And if you think you know which was more impressive, you might be in... read more June 18, 2010 by 0


 

 
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