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    Ford's second-gen SYNC system off to a buggy start *UPDATE
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    In 2010, Ford reinvented its SYNC system with the launch of the refreshed Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX. But the new integrated system – MyFord Touch and MyLincoln Touch or what's known as "SYNC generation 2" – has been plagued by more than a few bugs. And part of the problem is due to ...

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    Ford begins using WiFi to install Sync on assembly lines
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    In case you thought installing SYNC into Ford vehicles was a ho-hum-whatever affair, that's not the case – Ford puts a lot of thought into it. The Blue Oval's latest assembly line advance is to have SYNC's infotainment software installed into the 2011 Ford Edge via WiFi. Made possible by ...

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    Ford improves voice recognition for SYNC, adds Send-to-Car for Google Maps [w/video]
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    Ford SYNC 2011 demonstration – click above to watch the video
    Those that have been paying attention to Autoblog for any length of time will know that the staff here have long been enamored with the voice recognition (VR) technology that is a part of Ford's SYNC system. SYNC VR generally ...

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    Report: 2011 Ford SYNC system can block features while vehicle is moving
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    Ray LaHood, the Department of Transportation's boss, recently had the revelation that looking down at your phone for four seconds while behind the wheel means you're "driving the length of a football field without watching the road." The DoT goes on to claim that distracted driving took the lives ...

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    First Drive: 2011 Kia Sportage keeps moving in the proper direction
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    2011 Kia Sportage – click above for high-res image gallery
    The crossover is the high-fructose corn syrup of the automotive world. Think about it: Rather than using real sugar, Pepsi opts for a cheaper, highly refined and processed sweetener. Which, according to lots of studies, is pretty ...

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    Will Ford's Sync kill Sirius XM?
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    There are currently 19 million Sirius XM subscribers out there, and the vast majority of those cash-paying customers listen only in the car. Ford was among the earliest mass-market adopters of Sirius, as The Blue Oval made infotainment a big part of its vehicle strategy. But while Ford was an ...

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    Ford adds ability to sync Google maps directions to Sync
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    Drivers of late-model Ford vehicles equipped with Sync Traffic, Directions and Information (TDI) will soon be able to plot out their routes using Google Maps on their home computer and then download turn-by-turn directions directly to the car. TDI is a recent addition that adds a GPS receiver which ...

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    SYNC upgraded with GPS location tracking for 911 Assist
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    Ford has just added a helpful new function to its 911 Assist SYNC app. Emergency services can now easily locate distressed motorists via a vehicle's GPS coordinates and call for assistance, thereby diminishing response times. Ford says that the service is completely free, and will show up on 2011 ...

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    SYNC updated with stock quotes, horoscopes and more [w/video]
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    Ford SYNC with Applink – Click above to watch the video after the the break
    Ford's excellent SYNC infotainment technology is undoubtedly already one of the best systems on the market. But there's clearly been one glaring omission that's been keeping the Microsoft-developed system from ...

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    The Next Big Debate: Hardware or software?
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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 ...

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    Video: Does Apple's new iPad jibe with Ford's SYNC?
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    Ford Sync makes friends with an Apple iPad – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Sure, you can install an iPad in your instrument panel if that's your thing, but what if you want to keep it mobile and use the system you already paid to have in your car? In that case, Ford's SYNC won't ...

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    Ford wires up two millionth Sync system
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    When Ford's Sync infotainment system went live in late 2007, the technology looked promising to us but we weren't ready to bet the farm that customers were going to adopt it in large numbers. Two and a half years later, Ford and partner Microsoft are celebrating the two millionth Sync system ...

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    Ford named one of Top 10 Most Innovative Mobile Tech Companies
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    MyFord Touch – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The 19th century was the last time automobiles were on the vanguard of cutting-edge technology. While the ensuing ten decades have seen lots of automotive innovation, Fast Company magazine only came into being in 1995, and has been ...

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    Report: Ford Work Solutions customers saving gas, driving more safely - Sync tieup coming?
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    If you knew that Big Brother someone who controls your paycheck was watching how you were treating his or her company-owned vehicle, would that knowledge alter the way you drive it? That exact functionality is available with the Crew Chief application of the Ford Work Solutions package, and ...

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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 ...

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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 their ...

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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 ...

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    SYNC FTW: Ford adding mobile internet compatibility to USB ports
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    The SYNC system offered by Ford in most of its models just got a lot more interesting. In addition to giving vehicle owners super simple connectivity with virtually any phone or music player and the best voice recognition in the biz, the next generation of SYNC will add mobile internet ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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