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WHEN January 5-6, 2014 WHERE Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV URL www.cesweb.org

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    CES 2011: Toyota Entune ready to fight Ford's SYNC... almost [w/video]
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    Toyota Entune – Click above for high-res image gallery It's been nearly four years since Ford and Microsoft introduced SYNC to the world, and since then nearly every major OEM has been playing catch-up – including the planet's largest automaker. For Toyota, that ends today with the in...

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    Ford launches SYNC Destinations mobile app
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    Around this time last year, Ford debuted its brand new MyFord Touch system, an infotainment setup that will be spreading like wildfire to the full host of Blue Oval products. To further build upon Ford's SYNC technology, the automaker will now be releasing a free mobile application called SYNC Desti...

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    Visteon shows us its next-gen tech, a dash that can tell if you're sleeping, and an in-car Tegra 2 [w/video]
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    Click above to view the videos after the jump News hasn't exactly been great for Visteon of late, what with getting delisted, filing for bankruptcy and attempting to end the pensions of thousands of retirees. That's the bad news. The good news? A suite of impressive prototype dashboards on disp...

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    Hughes Telematics takes us for a ride with Mercedes' latest mbrace tech, demonstrates 'OnStar in a box' [w/video]
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    Click above to watch video after the jump You may not have heard of Hughes Telematics before, but this offshoot of the great Hughes empire provides the tech that, amongst other things, powers Mercedes' latest mbrace technology, Benz's response to OnStar. But that's not all they do; the company is...

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    Audi and NVIDIA bring 3D acceleration, Google Earth to the dashboard masses [w/video]
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    Audi's all-new Multi Media Interface – Click above for high-res image gallery Audi's Multi Media Interface, or MMI, may not have been all things to all people when it launched in 2004, but Audi has been continually improving the system, making it the defacto way to access media in your Qu...

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    Video: Mulally summarizes SYNC's successes, talks about Ford's future
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    The 2010 Consumer Electronics Show is underway, and Ford CEO and President Alan Mulally kicked it off with a lengthy keynote. A very lengthy keynote. For an hour-an-a-half, we were peppered with details about Ford's successes, its inspirations, and, of course, its plans for the future. We've alre...

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    Video: We take Kia and Microsoft's Uvo for a test drive at CES
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    Kia's UVO system hands-on – Click above to watch video after the jump Tucked in between Google's hot new smartphone and a variety of other computer peripheral equipment at this year's CES show is a crossover. Not the jacked-up, tricked-out, neon-dragging customized type that we typically see...

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    MyFord Touch and SYNC App Ecosystem hands-on [w/video]
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    Hands on with MyFord Touch and SYNC App Ecosystem – Click above for high-res image gallery You've read the PR, seen the press shots and probably snickered a little at the quote from Ford's Derrick Kuzak indicating that his company's latest tech "will cause people to fall in love with thei...

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    Ford CEO Alan Mulally's CES Keynote, live on Engadget
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    Ford CEO Alan Mulally's CES Keynote – Click above to follow along on Engadget As we speak, Ford CEO Alan Mulally is getting ready to take the stage in Las Vegas and give the keynote speech to kick off the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Our sister-site Engadget has an army of reporter...

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    MyFord Touch proves that the shape of things to come is awesome
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    MyFord Touch – Click above for high-res image gallery Ford began its MyFord Touch presentation with a simple question: "People line up for iPhones – why not cars?" What is it about certain pieces of technology that makes them a "must have"? And since the iPhone is really just a merger...

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    GM and OnStar unveil Volt mobile apps, we try them out [w/videos]
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    It's time for the Consumer Electronics Show and so it's also time for the techiest cars on the road (and those which haven't quite made it there yet) to strut their stuff. General Motors and OnStar took a little time last night to show off the Volt mobile apps that will launch with the car, which...

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    GM and OnStar launch sophisticated mobile app for Volt [w/videos]
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    Chevrolet Volt Mobile Smartphone App – Click above for high-res image gallery When the Chevy Volt goes on sale late this year, General Motors intends to leverage its popular OnStar technology to help drivers maximize their electric driving time and minimize their use of liquid fuel. To do ...

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    Kia UVO details released, like SYNC circa 2008
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    The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas kicks off this week and the first major announcement from the automotive world comes from Kia in the form of its UVO (short for "your voice") infotainment system. Co-developed by Microsoft and based on the Windows Embedded Auto software, UVO is...

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    Kia and Microsoft set to debut UVO at CES, leave us wondering for now
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    When you think Microsoft car technology you think SYNC, right? Perfectly natural, since it's the only place Redmond's bits and bytes have made much of an impact on the automotive scene. But SYNC is just Ford's flavor of Microsoft's Windows Embedded Technologies -- naturally with plenty of customi...

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    SYNC to offer iTunes tagging through HD radio
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    Here's another first for Ford after the revelation of its motion-capturing software: The Blue Oval will be the first to offer iTunes tagging through iPods on SYNC-equipped vehicles. Right behind the announcement of mobile Internet connectivity being added to SYNC, this will go along with the pac...

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    REPORT: Revised Sync from Ford coming to CES
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    Ford's victory with Sync isn't contestable – the connectivity system has a 70-percent uptake rate, and 32 percent of people list it as one of the reasons they bought a Ford. Over one million Sync-equipped vehicles have been sold in three years. The Blue Oval's exclusive deal with Microsoft e...

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    Ford gets CES innovation awards for Sync and Work Solutions
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    For years, Microsoft founder and former CEO Bill Gates was the keynoter at the Consumer Electronics Show. When Microsoft first announced its intention to create software for cars nearly a decade ago, most people that had suffered through the indignities of the blue screen of death recoiled in ho...

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    Hughes Telematics and Chrysler relationship looks to be over
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    Back in 2008 at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, we got to spend some time in a Jeep Grand Cherokee outfitted with a bunch of technogoodies from Hughes Telematics. And again at this year's CES, Hughes let us play with even cooler stuff in a Dodge Journey. They bragged of downloadable app...

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    Future Ford SYNC upgrade could include Pandora streaming
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    Click the image above to view a video of the new SYNC system after the jump At the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Ford announced that three new features would be included on the next iteration of the SYNC system: traffic data, GPS-guided directions and the ability to snag information from ...

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    CES 2009: Hands on with D-Box and Simcraft racing simulators
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    They're more than glorified game consoles with force-feedback steering wheels strapped to a lounge chair. Costing as much as $44,000 apiece, they're racing simulators, and we got to play with a couple of them at CES. Simcraft says its $44K model is meant for training real race car drivers, like Ind...

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