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Would you pay $17 a month to give your older Ford connectivity?

Ford SmartLink may be a tall ask for niceties customers simply expect

When it was first introduced in 2007, there was nothing like the original Ford Sync system, since it allowed car owners to connect and use a portable device better than anything that came before it. It took competitors awhile to catch up. But now Ford is the one playing catchup.

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Ford integrates Waze navigation app in Sync 3

It will respond by touch or the car's voice controls

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Car technology I'm thankful and unthankful for

Automakers may know drivetrains and in-cabin comforts but fail at infotainment and connectivity

Here's what we appreciate, and the things that need rethinking.

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Even Ford executives had issues with MyFord Touch

Current Ford CEO Mark Fields allegedly cracked his Edge's infotainment screen in frustration after yet another MyFord Touch error.

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Ford announces big partnership at CES with Amazon

CEO Mark Fields Won't Comment On Collaboration With Google On Autonomous Cars

Ford announced a partnership with one of the country's leading technology companies Tuesday at CES. It just wasn't the one everybody expected.

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Ford Sync 3 launches this summer on 2016 Escape, Fiesta [w/video]

Ford's new Sync 3 infotainment system launches for the 2016 model year. Today, the company announced that the first vehicles to get this tech will be the 2016 Escape and Fiesta.

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2015 Ford Mustang will tell authorities how you crashed and if you were belted [w/video]

When the 2015 Ford Mustang hits dealers, it will be with a new batch of features that will power up Sync's 911 Assist feature, and provide an even greater degree of information to first responders in the event of an accident.

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Ford ditching Microsoft in favor of BlackBerry QNX for next-gen Sync?

Ask the average consumer – at least, those who follow the goings-on in the automotive industry – which carmaker they'd most closely associate Microsoft, and the answer you'd most likely get would be Ford. The Blue Oval automaker, after all, was at the forefront of bringing Microsoft technology into cars with its pioneering Sync system, and, though reality didn't turn out as such, Ford's

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Why Ford's Alan Mulally would be right for Microsoft, or any company [UPDATE]

That Mulally was seriously being considered says a great deal about Microsoft and Mulally.

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Ford profits soar as problems mount

Ford is doing well. It can't make enough examples of its new Fusion, it can barely make enough of the aging F-150, it's Jonathon Ramsey

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Ford to update Sync, MyFord Touch software... again

Ford hasn't had the best luck with its MyFord Touch and Sync systems, as the finicky infotainment system has been subject to a critical whooping while customer issues have helped s

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MyFord Touch getting buttons and knobs back to counter criticisms

Ford deserves credit for being a front-runner in offering advanced infotainment technology with its Sync and MyFord Touch systems, but continued consumer complaints over its confusing touchscreen interface and capacitive controls has made the automaker relent.

Ford Announces Spotify For Sync AppLink

Popular music streaming service Spotify will become available on Ford's SYNC Applink system, the automaker announced today at the Mobile World Congress. This will be Spotify's first time fully integrating into an OEM's infotainment system--Volvo announced late last year their intentions with Spotify, but that won't be ready until next year.

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Wired: Ford making Sync AppLink open source, free for any automaker to use

Automakers aren't necessarily known for their sharing skills unless some sort of mutual agreement is in place, but it seems that Ford is looking to create a universal architecture based on its Sync AppLink on which other companies (including rival automakers) can run in-car apps free of charge. With the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show going on, Wired

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Ford announces app developer program

Ford used the occasion of CES to announce that the Ford Developer Program, the automaker's own app developer program, would be open to anyone wanting to participate. Ford will provide its software developer kit to registered software writers who will then have access to code libraries and documentation to allow them to write apps to "enable two-way communication between mobile apps" and Sync-equipped Ford vehic

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Ford and Glympse hook up to give Sync location-sharing technology

Among the numerous apps that Ford has added to its Sync AppLink system is the location-sharing service Glympse. After The app is installed on a smartphone and the phone is paired with the AppLink interface either through Bluetooth or USB, a driver just presses the Sync button on the steering wheel and says, "Send Glympse." With that, the vehicle's location is sent to the other parties he has enabled in the app.

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Lincoln now including three years of live operator Sync assist with every car

Luxury automakers are always trying to find ways to pamper car owners, and now Lincoln is getting into the game by offering its Sync Services complimentary for three years on all 2013 models. Based on Sync, this technology can give automated information such as turn-by-turn directions and traffic updates, as well as news, stock and weather updates. It also has 24-hour live operator assistance for whe

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Ford marks 5 million Sync-equipped vehicles over 5 years

It's pretty amazing how much in-car technology has advanced in recent years, and Ford's Sync system has been at the forefront of vehicle connectivity and infotainment. Since its debut on the 2008 Ford Focus, Ford says more than five million of its vehicles have been equipped with Microsoft-developed

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Ford debuts familiar all-new Mondeo, shows wagon version [w/poll]

Ford showed the world its all-new Mondeo in Amsterdam today, alerting Europeans that a new "flagship" for the Blue Oval brand has arrived. The new Ford, a lookalike of the Fusion model available here in the United States, makes its European debut with flavors of powertrain and body style that will be unique to its target market.

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