• CES
  • Jan 4, 2012
For the fourth year in a row, Ford is going big at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, and that includes the North American debut of the Evos concept, a new production car and even more SYNC-controlled apps.

Next week at CES, Ford will reveal the 2013 Ford Fusion, which is also set to bow halfway across the country at the Detroit Auto Show. Joining the Fusion will be the normal smattering of Mustangs and Focus sedans, hatchbacks and the all-new Electric, along with the Evos concept that debuted earlier this year. The Evos' presence is particularly important, as it outlines Ford's plan for a cloud-connected vehicle, and there's a chance we'll see those concepts evolved even further at CES.

Finally, Ford reps say they'll be doubling the amount of apps available through the automaker's SYNC infotainment system, so expect more streaming, more social and more connected apps to be available later this year.


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      vimish
      • 3 Years Ago
      I bought a 2012 Ford Edge 60 days ago. On average, I experience 3 MFT errors per day (nav locks up, radio becomes uncontrollable, and most frequently, bluetooth and/or USB fail to be recognized . I abandoned the voice recognition on the first trip. The car itself is great, very quiet/controlled ride, decent mpg when mph is less than 70, great sound system. But that MFT, well, I hope Ford and straightens things out. I have had many friends mock the system and the money I paid; guess Ford is not doing itself any favors.
      papadb24
      • 3 Years Ago
      Volkswagen Sportwagen TDI 45 to 50 miles per gallon, worth over 80% of it's sticker at 2 Years Old. Best kep't secret in the Auto Industry
      grumzie
      • 3 Years Ago
      I purchased a 2012 Mustang my fifth one. I wish I could just buy a car the way I want it. Everything on this car was in a package, if I wanted one thing then I had to get a certain package. I ended up with the sirius radio and sync system. I don't like sirius radio and I don't listen to it so why did I have to buy it. Now 6 months have gone by and I keep getting phone calls and letters to reup my sirius radio for a charge. Duh I didn't want it in the first place now they want me to pay more for it. I tried using the usb port for my flash drive with my music on it and that works sometimes. I can only let it play, I can not choose an artist or a certain song, that part doesn't work. I had to get a certain pkg to get the wheels I wanted, but that pkg had the old mustang strips not the 2011 strips that I wanted so I had to pay extra to have the strip I wanted on it. Cars are so expensive now, why can't I just buy what I want and not all of the electronics that are being pushed on me. I was happy with my 6 disc CD player, but I can't get that any more. Now I have to talk to my car instead of just pushing a button. Wow what progress
      Guerro
      • 3 Years Ago
      I have Sync on my Edge with My Ford Touch and I have ZERO apps.
        sf_jamey
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Guerro
        Well, they have promised to double that number ... so you still will have zero. We have MyFord Touch on an Ecoboost Edge. We love how the car drives, but MFT is a complete nightmare. It's buggy and overly distracting. Capacitive buttons should NEVER be used on anywhere, much less in a car. It really seems like nobody familiar with ergonomics and design was involved at the concept stage for this system. Give me knobs and buttons anytime. I hope the update fixes the bugs, but nothing is going to fix the capactive buttons and touch interface. (Want to change the temperature? Aim.... Touch ... Aim ... Touch). Other than that, great car :-).
          Guerro
          • 3 Years Ago
          @sf_jamey
          I couldn't agree more. Supposedly, there is a complete software redesign of the screen and how items are laid out. I am not holding my breath.
      grumzie
      • 3 Years Ago
      I own a 2012 Mustang. I like the vehicle and this is the fifth Mustang I have owned. What I don't like is being forced to pay for things (electronics ) that I didn't want and don't use. Everything is in pkgs and if you want one thing you have to buy a whole pkg. I didn't want the Sirius Radio but is part of the Sync and now I am being written to and called to purchase the Sirius Radio because it was only good for 6 months. Duh I tried to use my USB port for a flash drive with my music on it and it works some of the time if I just play all the music. I am supposed to be able to say an artist or a song but so far that has not worked. I wish Ford would go back to less expensive cars and forget about all the electronics. I would like to buy a vehicle equipped the way I want it and not have to pay for things I don't want and don't use.
      Point of the Spear
      • 2 Years Ago
      I had a 2010 Mustang GT and a now own a 2010 F-150, both with SYNC and THE SYNC SYSTEMS SUCKS, BIG TIME. Any background noise (as is normally present in ANY auto) distorts voice enough to where "voice" control" is a non-feature. Number one lesson: Ford SYNC is NOT in any shape, form or matter ANY where to being the Ford solution to GMs "OnStar" system. The ONLY thing they have in common is that they are both installed in vehicles! Biggest difference is that OnStar WORKS!!! It is ALWAYS there. Forget your iPhone or whatever mobile device, you can STILL call. Have a wreck and YOUR mobile device becomes unpaired with SYNC, no emergency calls. OnStar is DESIGNED to survive and WORK!!! If you choose to use the additional "handsfree" element with the radio/nav system, then that is an alternative, but OnStar keeps working. Ford has a LONG way to go to make SYNC "better".
      dal
      • 3 Years Ago
      Sorry Ford you lost me as a customer in 2011, your CEO's seem to think that folks like me were cheap and stopped making the Ranger as to force me into the big truck market. Well got news for you I already own a big truck but liked my Rangers for getting around and hauling small loads. I still have both my F150 and my 1994 ranger but when I went to buy a new vehicle in 2011 I bought a Jeep Patriot because much Like my old Ranger it is a cut and dry vehicle with little to no gadgets to break down and they offer you a manual transmission. I am one of the few people who enjoy the pure driving feeling of a clutch and think your on the path that lead many other to their doom.
        kkakear
        • 3 Years Ago
        @dal
        I am with you on the the size of truck issue. I went from a F150 to a Tundra (old style) and want- and need to go to a smaller truck. I hear GM has a new Colorado/Canyon small truck on the way. Maybe that's the answer. As far as shifting it for my self; I drive a truck for a living and get all the stick shifting I can stand there.
      whofan
      • 3 Years Ago
      The new vehicles have too much crap in them. Right down to tire pressure sensers that don`t work. Give me a tradional dash with buttons and knobs.
        spa2nky1
        • 3 Years Ago
        @whofan
        The TPM system in my Cobalt works great, I've never had any issues and it gives an accurate readout of current pressure. But other than that, and the other things in the 'driver information center' (current/avg MPG, coolant temp, oil life, etc), the rest of the car is pretty basic.
        sdowns1470
        • 3 Years Ago
        @whofan
        Agree wholeheartedly. A car is becoming a computer, only on wheels. The technology is getting out of control in a car today. My mom and I went shopping at our nearby mall, and I can't tell you how many people I passed talking on a cell phone, same thing when my mom and I go grocrey shopping. I work in retail and people have been buying cold/flu remedies for the past month or two. Not to mention I am touching all the merchandise and sometimes it is so busy, I do not have time to use any kind of sanitizer, as a result I caught a nasty cold and still fighting it. However, I cannot believe that peiple cannot go anywhere without talking on a cell phone anymore. Half the people I check out, are talking on their cell phone the whole time I am checking them out, whatever happended to common courtesy? If the cashier is ringing you up or about to start, hang up and give the cashier respect. Anyhow, if a person such as a plumber or electrician, OK maybe a SYNC system would be in order so the person can keep his eyes on the road, or is self employed.
        XJ Yamaha
        • 3 Years Ago
        @whofan
        Then pick a freaking vehicle without such options. Not every vehicle comes with touch screen and voice controls. This isn't an issue of quantum physics, you buy a car with such options, or you don't.
      stclair5211
      • 3 Years Ago
      "Most SYNC problems are due to the fact the users are idiots." Not me saying that, that's from the manager of the ford dealership here in town. I paraphrased of course, actually I don't know what he said but I suspect I'm right.
        knarf714
        • 3 Years Ago
        @stclair5211
        He's probably right...only about 1 in 12 new car owners actually read their owner's manual.
      buckhorn
      • 3 Years Ago
      Does that mean I can drive while I Facebook, follow Twitter and give thumbs up or down to my Pandora songs? Texting my friends was getting boring.
      Hazdaz
      • 3 Years Ago
      Damn it Ford... you guys are doing great with your new car designs, but enough with this SYNC nonsense.
      • 3 Years Ago
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