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Did Mercedes-Benz Just Debut The Future Of In-Car Apps?
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 simplifying matters. Today's app environment Today's consumers purchase most of their apps for one of two platforms: Android or iOS...Read More»

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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?", well, today's your lucky day. Last year, we told you about State Farm's grammatically challenged Drive Safe & Save program...Read More»

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 avoided the bankruptcy/bailout fiasco that plagued its Detroit rivals. Over the summer, however, Ford was dealt a setback in...Read More»

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 have been sold with earlier versions. The company is continuing to make MyFordTouch available on its lineup of new vehicles...Read More»

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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 audio system unless front passengers are buckled up, limit audio volume, block adult content satellite radio channels...Read More»

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Ford Drops The Price Of SYNC To End Distracted Driving

A string of new studies have shown that when it comes to cars, shoppers love high-tech options -- particularly those involving navigation and infotainment features. That may explain why Ford has decided to cut the price of its popular SYNC telematics system. The $100 discount will make SYNC a $295...Read More»

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Ford Is First To Support Cell Phone Ban. Will Sync Sales Soar?

Yesterday, Ford announced its support of a federal law banning the use of handheld cell phones by drivers. It's the first automaker to do so, and as a result, it's received praise from advocacy groups. But the clever move also offers Ford some advantages in showrooms, too. Background The "Safe...Read More»

2012 Ford Mustang equipped with SYNC AppLink
Will Ford's Live SYNC Assistants Match OnStar? #YouTellUs

Ford's SYNC system has a lot of features, but the one thing it is missing is a real live person. That may be changing, as Ford has announced it is beta-testing live operator assistance for its SYNC services. Ford says no extra hardware or software is necessary. By using the Operator Assist voice...Read More»

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Can Ford's Live SYNC Beat OnStar? #YouTellUs

Ford announced yesterday that it will begin beta-testing live operator assistance for SYNC services. The concept is similar to what OnStar offers with directions and points of interest. But will SYNC beat OnStar at its own game? Ford has already set itself up as a technology leader with SYNC...Read More»

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Ford Plummets In Initial Quality Rankings, MyFord Touch To Blame

In 2010, Ford was ranked fifth overall in J.D. Power and Associates Initial Quality Survey (IQS). In 2011, the automaker plunged to twenty-third overall, slotting in just above Nissan but just below Ram. Even luxury-brand Lincoln took a significant hit in initial quality ratings, falling from eight...Read More»

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Aston Martin V12 Zagato, Cake Boss, Ford, Fuel Cells: Today's Car News

Aston Martin is gearing up the V12 Zagato for the 2011 Nurburgring 24 Hour endurance race. [MotorAuthority] The fonts on the instrument panel of future Fords will be 40 percent heavier to make it easier for people to read the options. [TheCarConnection] Ford is adding SYNC App Link to the 2012...Read More»

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Ford Brings Fantasy Baseball To Your Commute

The problem with things like commuting and work is that they get in the way of life’s more important aspects, such as recreation and leisure. If you’re a baseball fan, know that Ford feels your pain; the automaker is introducing a fantasy baseball update feature to its SYNC system, so...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus Sedan and Hatchback
2012 Ford Focus Video: MyFord Touch And (A Few Of) Its 10,000 Words

The Ford Sync system is now installed in about 70 percent of U.S. Ford models, in a total of 2.5 million vehicles. With voice-command-based, hands-free access to cellphones and media players, via Bluetooth and USB, Sync arguably helps keep your eyes on the road by replacing button-pushing with...Read More»

2012 Ford Mustang equipped with SYNC AppLink
2012 Ford Mustang Owners Next In Line For SYNC AppLink

A couple of weeks ago, we told you that 2011 Ford Fiesta owners would be the first folks to get their hands on Ford's snazzy new SYNC AppLink. That seemed like a smart move, given the Fiesta's target market of young, wired urbanites. Now, Ford has announced that AppLink will next appear on...the...Read More»

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Video: Toyota Creates Entune To Take On Ford's SYNC

As automakers try to play catch-up to Ford's SYNC system, Ford has announced that its SYNC system has been installed in 3,000,000 Ford vehicles. To combat this Toyota announced today that it is launching Entune. Entune is Toyota's new infotainment and multimedia system. It will interface with...Read More»

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Ford SYNC Hits The 3 Million Mark

Ford SYNC hit an important milestone this week: the popular telematics and infotainment system has now been installed in 3,000,000 Ford vehicles. Though impressive, that figure shouldn't be too surprising. Consumers and critics alike have been impressed with SYNC since its debut in 2007. Over time...Read More»

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Five Automotive Social Media Predictions For 2011

Yesterday we took time to look back at some of the year's biggest hitting automotive social news. Today we bring you five predictions of what we see happening in automotive social media in 2011. Below are our predictions for 2011 and the probability of them happening: More automakers will hire...Read More»

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2011 Ford Fiesta Owners First To Get SYNC AppLink

Ford announced today that its SYNC AppLink is now available for 2011 Fiesta owners. The app gives SYNC users the ability to use voice commands to control their smartphones. The AppLink app will initially be compatible with the iPhone, Blackberry, and Android smartphones, though more are possible...Read More»

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Most Popular Nav Destinations: McDonald's, Walmart, Home Depot

When Americans turn to navigation devices to search for services when on the road, they tend toward what's familiar: McDonalds when getting a fast-food bite; Holiday Inn when looking for a room; and Walmart when needing other items. That's one of the possible points to take home from TeleNav's...Read More»

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