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We check out Ford's latest and greatest technology on this episode of Translogic.

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More tech in your car? Oh, that's inevitable. But automakers are trying to figure out the best way to implement it. There are two main architectures currently; tethered and embedded. Ford's SYNC is an example of a tethered tech-integration system that uses Bluetooth to connect to mobile devices consumers already own and carry with them. General Motors' OnStar system is an embedded setup that builds the technology into the car. Going forward, the consensus seems to be that we're going to see syst

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Looking back at the year that was, what struck your fancy? The editors at Popular Science have dug deep into the automotive world of technology and come up with their choices for the Best of What's New special section. Not surprisingly, green technology advancements make up a large portion of the mag's list, including Ford's upcoming line of EcoBoost engines, the Honda FCX Clarity hydrogen car, and Ford's capless fuel filler. Interestingly, though, the EcoBoost series of powerplants have yet to

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J.D. Power and Associates asked 19,000 potential car buyers what they want and what they're willing to pay for. Safety is apparently on the minds of many, with blind spot detection and backup assist taking the top two spots. But once consumers were told blind spot detectors would cost as much as $500, the device fell to No. 4 on the list, while a $300 backup assist jumped to No. 1. And a majority (73%) put in-dash navigation as No. 3 in popularity, but when told they'd have to pay an estimated $

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