Back in December, Ford announced that all 2017 models will include both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity through its SYNC 3 infotainment system. Now, Ford has some decent news for 2016 model year owners: CarPlay and Android Auto is now available by way of a free update via Wi-Fi, a USB drive, or by visiting…
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Most of us like to think of ourselves and our cars as a team. We look out for them, they look out for us. There’s limits, though, as 57-year old Cathy Bernstein learned, when her Ford Focus called 911 after she hit a truck and a van and fled the scene, according to news reports. It’s pretty sad when your car is the…
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Ford today announced it will acquire Livio, a Ferndale, Mich.-based software development startup. The move will further extend Ford’s ability to meet consumers’ growing demand for safe, seamless access to the electronic content they love while in their vehicles.
This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place at 9:00 AM. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important?
Fresh on the heels of its F-150 XLT and Lariat models' release, Ford announced today that it will debut its 2013 FX4 trim level at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Race at the Michigan International Speedway Sunday. It will be the race's official pace truck.
Yesterday's Apple World Wide Developer's Conference isn't a place where you'd expect a lot of car news (other than fake Stig), but the megacorporation revealed how they'll make the iPhone an even more ubiquitous part of your life with announcement of Siri integration with numerous car manufacturers and turn-by-turn…
Ford introduced the 2013 Ford F-150 today, and aside from a slight change to the grille, it looks a lot like last year's model. But take heart, Blue Oval engineers — truck buyers are statistically more likely to buy your truck than anyone else's, so in Ford's case, status quo seems to be sexier than planned…
Ken Block's dropped his latest crazy-cool clip and he's driving around LA in the Hybrid Function Hoon Vehicle (H.F.H.V.). The multipurpose racecar that's been dubbed the "manic beast" can compete in stage rally, rallycross and gymkhana events — and it's street-legal. So why not take it to the streets for the day, eh?
GM's just announced details on its new Sync-fighting infotainment system called MyLink. As in "Chevy" MyLink and "Buick" MyLink and "GMC" MyLink and...well, you get the picture. Basically, it does everything Sync does. It's a shame it took 'em three years to do it.
GM's next generation OnStar will get a major upgrade and challenge Ford's Sync system with infotainment options. In addition to OnStar's well-known unparalleled route guidance and safety assistance services, the new system will get apps like Facebook.
The ongoing battle between GM's OnStar and Ford's SYNC reaches a new level with Ford planning to announce later today they'll offer Google Maps direction service for free to customers with SYNC system. The free "Send to SYNC" service for its SYNC infotainment system, allowing users to send directions from Google Maps…
Ford's adding voice control for Android and Blackberry apps like Pandora to their SYNC in-car infotainment system. Now the only risk in "thumbing up" a Dave Matthews Band song while driving is to your cred. But where's the iPhone control?
Today we answer the question asked by countless dozens — does an iPad work with a Sync-enabled Ford vehicle?
In our experience, the novelty of screaming voice commands at your SYNC-equipped Ford to get it to play one freaking song wears off after a day. Kia's new MIcrosoft-based UVO system beats SYNC to the punch with a solution.
New car technology is great right up to the point you're tagging songs and checking out graphs and then it's "Ahhhhh! WATCH OUT FOR THE NUNS!" Here are ten in-car technologies we find seriously distracting.