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    Ford Focus adds on-board WiFi in Europe
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    You might figure that, with a name like Focus, Ford's compact model would be all about eliminating distractions. But the new global Focus is jam-packed with technology, and the latest among them is a new in-car WiFi system. The device works with SYNC and MyFord Touch to pick up the signal from ...

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    Ford cleans up at 2011 Edison Awards, Chevy Volt wins Gold [w/video]
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    The annual Edison awards that celebrate innovation in goods and services have been handed out, and Ford and General Motors have taken no prisoners with regards to all things automotive. Ford was the big winner, with three gold metals and one silver. Further, CEO Alan Mulally was named a 2011 ...

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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 takes SYNC to Europe, expands to 19 languages
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    Ford has announced it will debut its SYNC system in Europe in the 2012 Ford Focus, expanding its current language range from three to 19. The Microsoft-based system first launched in the States in 2007, and has met with enough success to pursue global marketing of the platform. Ford is working ...

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    Ford's SYNC now in three million vehicles and counting
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    Sync first showed up in 2007, when it was offered as a $395 option in the 2008 Ford Focus. Since then, the Sync system has gone on to find a home in nearly all of Ford and Lincoln's vehicles. The infotainment system has helped raise the average transaction price of Ford vehicle sales, and, after ...

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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 ...

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    Will Ford's Sync lose ground to Fiat's Blue & Me?
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    It recognizes hundreds of voice commands. It will interface with your Bluetooth-enabled smart phone. It was co-developed with Microsoft. Sounds like Ford's popular SYNC tech, right? Sure does, but it also smacks of Fiat's Blue & Me system that has been in production in Europe since 2007. The ...

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    Ford transaction prices up 14% due to Sync, other technology
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    It's no secret Ford wanted Sync to become a sought-after value add for consumers, but it's probably news even to The Blue Oval just how much its desires have come true. From 2008 to 2009 the company's revenue per unit climbed from about $22,900 to $26,100, a 14 percent increase. Ford's VP of ...

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    OnStar turns 15, has unlocked 4.7 million doors
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    Founded in 1995 and officially launched at that year's Chicago Auto Show, OnStar has just hit its 15th birthday. After unlocking 4.7 million doors and providing over 59 million turn-by-turn routes, the tech centerpiece found in General Motors' vehicles is not ready to sit back and revel in the ...

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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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    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 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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    Ford's cloud-computing future starts with students [w/video]
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    Ford's American Journey 2.0 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    If you're even marginally interested in mobile technology, you know the future is in the cloud. Remote servers store your data, allowing you to access everything from contacts to music from a range of devices. That ...

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    2011 Ford Fiesta to include AppLink, voice-control Blackberry and Android apps [w/videos]
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    Ford SYNC with AppLink – Click above for high-res image gallery
    On our way to Stanford last week, we came across a murdered-out Toyota Prius with an "I♥OPEC" vanity plate. Prime Twitter fodder if we've ever seen it. Unfortunately, even with our smartphone streaming navigation ...

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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 confirms global concept reveal at next month's Beijing Motor Show. So what is it?
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    Ford has a huge amount planned for its booth at next month's Beijing Motor Show, including technology displays of the 2011 Ford Edge with MyFordTouch, interactive demos highlighting the next-generation Ford Focus, two orange robots hawking EcoBoost, and the chance to meet a crash test dummy that ...

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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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    Time Waster of the Day: Ford Taurus stars in online game "White Collar: Chasing the Shadow"
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    About a year ago, Saab got 500,000 eyeballs on its 9-3 Convertible using an online game tied to the show "Burn Notice". Ford is now doing the online game dance with the USA Network – the very same channel that aired "Burn Notice" – this time based on its new show "White Collar." The ...

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