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    Report: Ford tempers expectations of improvement in J.D. Power quality survey
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    Technology can be a fickle thing for automotive companies. Done right, tech can help sell cars. Done badly, and tech can sink a whole company's image. Ford is battling just that problem. Its Sync tech has certainly contributed to healthy sales recently, but customers started to complain with the ...

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    Report: How Ford's Sync could lower your insurance
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    How far are you willing to go to save a few bucks on your auto insurance? Because State Farm will gladly shave five percent from your premium if you're willing to permit the insurance company to log into your Sync-equipped vehicle to view the Vehicle Health Report. According to Motor Trend, the ...

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    Official: Ford EcoSport urban CUV unveiled in China
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    Ford has unveiled the production version of its EcoSport crossover at the 2012 Beijing Motor Show. The small five-door utility should offer buyers plenty of functionality in a compact and efficient package thanks to a range of drivetrain configurations including a 1.0-liter, three-cylinder ...

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    Official: Ford unveils 2013 F-Series Super Duty, now with Platinum [w/video]
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    Ford has officially served up the details on the upcoming 2013 F-Series Super Duty. Buyers will be able to snap up the latest work rig with in a new Platinum trim level that throws in niceties like SYNC, MyFord Touch, navigation and a rear-view camera as standard equipment. Power telescoping ...

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    Ford makes voice control easier for iPad and other devices
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    Ford is making it easier to access tablet devices in its cars, enabling users of iPad, Kindle, Nook and other tablets to control their devices with their voices instead of their hands. The move is bound to set safety advocates atwitter, who argue there are already too many distractions behind ...

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    Official: MyFord Touch, MyLincoln Touch upgrades shipping this week
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    A few months back, Ford told us that it had listened to consumers and wanted to cure the ills of the first generation MyFord Touch. Starting today, the Blue Oval will begin shipping out USB drives to owners of 2013 Ford Taurus and Flex models, allowing them to install the latest version of the ...

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    Video: Ford attends Facebook Hackathon to create The Social Car
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    Most of us don't quite understand why we'd want Facebook in our cars, but during a recent Hackathon at Facebook's Palo Alto campus, the Blue Oval and the new Big Blue combined forces to go beyond status updates and photos sharing. In an effort to make a truly "social" car, devs from Facebook ...

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    Video: Sync Applink gets new NPR app, Destinations hands-on
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    Our friends at Engadget got up close and cozy with the new Ford Sync Applink interface at CES 2012. Ford has put plenty of time ironing out some of the wrinkles in the voice-command system, and the company's work has paid off. Sync Applink is designed to allow users to access certain applications ...

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    Official: Ford says SYNC base is now 4M, will reach 13M by 2015
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    Ford SYNC is a success. The connectivity software has found its way into four million cars since its introduction in 2007. With European and Asian buyers getting SYNC for the first time this year, and North American offerings like the Fusion and Flex getting it as standard equipment, Ford expects ...

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    CES: Ford set to double the amount of SYNC-controlled apps at CES
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    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 ...

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    Video: A day in the life of Ken Block and his SYNC-equipped H.F.H.V.
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    Ken Block has extended his tireless Ford promotion to SYNC, equipping his Hybrid Function Hoon Vehicle with FoMoCo's infotainment system to star – along with DC BMX rider Kelly Bolton – in his latest video. The day-in-the-life comes in three acts, beginning with Block driving one of ...

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    Want USB control of your in-car music? Don't buy a Galaxy Nexus
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    Android owners with a USB-equipped vehicle might not get all the connected benefits of their iPhone-touting friends, but at least they could plug in to access their tunes. Now it seems that Google's latest flagship won't even do that. Speaking with the throngs on Reddit, Android engineer Dan ...

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    Los Angeles: 2013 Lincoln MKT models its new mug
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    The MKT may not be a big seller, but Lincoln is hoping that starts to change with a refresh. The MKT hit the stage at the LA Auto Show with a new grille that matches up closely with the new face of the 2013 MKS. Beyond the (once again) love/hate visage of the new MKT, Lincoln engineers have ...

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    Ford extending MAP text support to more models
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    In the sixth major software update to Ford's SYNC system, the automaker is extending Message Access Protocol (MAP) Bluetooth support to select 2011 and 2012 models, giving drivers the ability to have text messages and emails read aloud in their SYNC-equipped vehicles. MAP Bluetooth support has ...

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    Official: Ford making live operators standard with Sync service
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    After a successful round of beta testing, Ford is ready to put you in touch with a live operator by way of its Sync Services system. Should you feel the need to speak to an actual person, Ford will put you in touch with an operator who is standing by, as it will henceforth be included as a ...

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    Report: Ford SYNC modified for autobahn speeds
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    Ford had to implement a few tweaks to its SYNC navigation system before introducing it to Europe. Automotive News reports that the company's engineers have programmed the software to understand 10,000 commands in 19 languages, but SYNC also had to be calibrated to work at higher speeds. ...

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    Official: Ford slashes Sync price by $100, coming to all models in three years
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    With Ford stepping up to become the first automaker to support the Safe Drivers Act of 2011, the Blue Oval is putting its money where its mouth is by dropping the price of its Sync system from $395 to $295. The updated pricing will extend first to the 2012 Explorer and Edge, and will be ...

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    OnNotice? Ford beta-testing live operators through Sync
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    Sync Services – Ford's lesser-known on-demand, voice-activated news and information service – has begun running a very OnStar-like beta. The new system allows registered Sync customers to connect with a live operator to fulfill business searches and address entry, but don't think of ...

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    Report: Ford named in patent infringement case over SYNC, safety systems
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    Eagle Harbor Holdings has named Ford in a lawsuit, contending that the automaker infringed on seven of its patents after talks between the two companies stalled out in 2008 – and the claimed infringements strike right at the heart of Ford's recent tech expansion. In addition to claiming ...

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    Report: Ford talks Sync tweaks, adding airbag seatbelts to more models
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    Ford says that it's in the process of responding to customers who feel that the company's Sync and MyFord Touch systems are cumbersome or difficult to use. According to the Detroit Free Press, the company's internal quality evaluations have discovered a few issues. While speaking to reporters, ...

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