Tech-savvy teens help buyers learn how to use car features

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 24, 2015

Teenagers' addiction to their smartphone may be annoying to parents and teachers, but it makes them perfect candidates to work for Quirk Ford. The Massachusetts dealership employs high school students to teach its customers how to use the technology in their vehicles....
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Ford's Sync 3 debut, vehicle launches are out of sync

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 27, 2015

The 2015 Ford Edge has been on sale for only a month, but it's already about to be out-of-date. Ford Motor Co. plans to start rolling out Sync 3, its replacement for the MyFord Touch infotainment system, starting this summer....
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Ford cleared of technology patent infringement, jury rules

2:41 pm U.S. ET | March 27, 2015

A jury ruled that Ford did not infringe on four patents owned by a Washington state company in its onboard computer systems, clearing the automaker in a $240 million lawsuit....
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Chevrolet's Teen Driver safety feature to debut on redesigned Malibu

11:15 am U.S. ET | March 24, 2015

Chevrolet says Teen Driver is the first feature in the industry to offer what is essentially a report card that allows parents to view on a display how their teens drive. Teen Driver automatically mutes the radio until the front seat belts are fastened. Parents can set the radio's maximum volume to a lower level and select a maximum speed between 40 and 75 mph, which activates a visual warning and audible chime if exceeded....
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Ford taps Microsoft to handle wireless software updates

9:00 am U.S. ET | March 17, 2015

Ford, seeking to beam down wireless software updates to its next generation of cars, has assigned the task to an old, familiar friend: Microsoft....
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Ford vows not to rush Sync 3

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19, 2015

In announcing Sync 3 last month, Ford Motor Co. said only that it would come to market starting in the 2016 model year, without saying exactly when or in what vehicle. That's a change from five years ago, when it unveiled MyFord Touch. Joe Hinrichs, Ford's president for the Americas, said the company won't make that mistake again....
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Software supplier Elektrobit to open Silicon Valley office in self-driving cars play

9:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015

Software specialist Elektrobit said today it is opening an office in Silicon Valley to work with automotive r&d centers that are developing self-driving cars of the future....
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Infotainment software is center of attention

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2014

The battle for the center stack will intensify as companies fight to supply the brains and technology behind increasingly sophisticated infotainment systems....
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