02/27/2014, Earlier in the week it was reported that relationship between Ford and Microsoft has strained and that its possible for the former to shift its Sync in-car infotainment system from the underpinnings provided by Microsoft to BlackBerry’s QNX. Apparently Ford has been getting a lot of complaints about broken touchscreens and buggy software, which is prompting it to switch. That might not entirely be the case though, as Ford managing direction […]
02/23/2014, BlackBerry may have a major contract coming its way if a new report turns out to be true. Bloomberg hears from people “briefed on the matter,” that the next generation Ford in-car Sync system will replace Microsoft’s Windows technology in favor of BlackBerry’s QNX. Apparently this is being done after persistent customer complaints of sub-standard voice recognition and malfunctioning touchscreens. QNX is already powering similar systems in vehicles by Audi and […]
01/22/2014, Ford has worked out a new automated driving research project with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Stanford University, where it will continue from where the automated Ford Fusion Hybrid research vehicle left off (which was also unveiled last month, actually), and the combined teams will work on solutions that will hopefully kiss goodbye to a number of technical challenges that have proven to difficult to solve where automated […]
01/10/2014, The idea of a green vehicle has definitely gained traction. After all, fossil fuels are finite in terms of its availability, and it is wise to start paying attention to renewable fuel and energy sources to keep the constantly growing automotive industry moving along in the right direction. Ford has taken a look at hybrid cars, and they intend to work on a hybrid sei-solar vehicle that will be able […]
01/08/2014, A good rumor never dies, or so it seems. In fact, it does sound as though we are looking at a deja vu situation here, as Ford CEO Alan Mulally has shot down rumors which are making their way around news circles that he is being lined up to be the next person in charge of Microsoft. Mulally has informed the Associated Press yesterday, saying, “I have no other plans […]
01/03/2014, Usually if one wanted to get in-vehicle features, whether it be a new stereo system or a connected dashboard, they would either have to upgrade it themselves or get a new model entirely that would feature said system. Well the good news for drivers who are looking forward to trying out Ford’s SYNC AppLink is that if you own a Ford vehicle 2010 or later, your vehicle should be eligible […]
12/12/2013, Major car makers are now investing a lot of time and resources into autonomous or “self-driving” vehicles, even Google is toying with the idea and while commercial launches might be far off, that certainly won’t hinder research. Ford today unveiled its Fusion Hybrid autonomous vehicle which has been developed in collaboration with the University of Michigan and State Farm. This research automobile will test and advance Ford’s Blueprint for Mobility, […]
10/08/2013, At the recently concluded CEATEC 2013 in Japan, we managed to spend some hands-on time with the Nissan self-driving car, which also managed to pick up the Grand Prix award along the way. Well, Ford might not have a self-driving car, but they did demonstrate an advanced self-parking system which will drop you off before it speeds away to park itself. This would definitely jive well with any existing self-driving […]
10/02/2013, With Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer stepping down from his role as CEO of the company, many are wondering who could be next in line to fill his position. Some have speculated that it could be Nokia’s former CEO, Stephen Elop, while some believe that it could be none other than Ford’s CEO, Alan Mulally. There is also a possibility that it could be Computer Sciences CEO, Mike Lawrie. In any case […]
06/20/2013, Ford puts their Electronic Brake Light to the test.
06/17/2013, Ford introduces buttons and knobs in their MyFord Touch software again.
06/17/2013, Ford uses robot drivers to test a car's durability in the long run.
05/08/2013, From today onwards, those of you who own select Ford vehicles and are also Amazon customers who happen to make use of iPod touch, iPhone and iPad devices will have one added advantage – you can now wirelessly hook up to the Amazon MP3 app and tune in to your favorite Amazon Cloud Player music in Ford SYNC AppLink-equipped vehicles. All three kinds of devices – the iPod touch, iPhone […]
02/25/2013, [MWC 2013] Over several months, Spotify has been making its application available on anything with an Internet connection. The latest platform to receive a dedicated Spotify application was Windows Phone 8, although we know BlackBerry 10 should expect to get their Spotify fix very soon. One area Spotify would do rather well in is inside of vehicles, which up until now music lovers would have to allow their Bluetooth-enabled smartphones […]