Ford

  • Music Streaming Service MOG Comes To Ford SYNC AppLink

    Music Streaming Service MOG Comes To Ford SYNC AppLink

    MOG, the popular streaming music service, today announced that it is partnering with Ford to bring its service to the car manufacturer’s SYNC AppLink platform. This will allow Ford drivers with compatible cars, including the 2012 Fiesta, Fusion, F-150, Super Duty, E-Series, Mustang and Expedition, to use their voice and in-dash controls to control the MOG app on their USB-connected… Read More

  • Ford Opens Motor City Innovation Exchange, A Showroom For Detroit Startups

    Ford Opens Motor City Innovation Exchange, A Showroom For Detroit Startups

    The economic downturn of the last few years hit few cities as hard as Detroit. Still, the city has recently become somewhat of a startup hub in its own right and today Ford Global Technologies, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ford Motor Company that manages Ford’s intellectual property portfolio, announced that it is opening a showroom for “innovators to show off their creations to… Read More

  • Ford Partners With Bug Labs To Develop Open Source Platform For In-Car Innovatin’

    Ford Partners With Bug Labs To Develop Open Source Platform For In-Car Innovatin’

    At the TechCrunch Hackathon on Saturday, the 108-year-old, All-American automaker, Ford, teamed up with the newly-American music service, Spotify, to showcase the growing opportunities for developers looking to take advantage of in-car gadgetry to integrate their apps and mobile services. Today at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco, Ford looks to continue pushing forward with in-car… Read More

  • Spotify And Ford Team Together To Showcase The Music Service’s First In-Car Integration

    Spotify And Ford Team Together To Showcase The Music Service’s First In-Car Integration

    Today at the TechCrunch Hackathon, Ford, the second largest automaker in the U.S., teamed with Spotify, the fast-growing Swedish music service that recently arrived in the states, to demonstrate the current opportunities for in-car app innovation as well as the new voice-activated Ford SYNC system. Just to clarify: This isn’t an “official partnership”, it’s just a cool… Read More

  • Ford And Zipcar Partner On Car-Sharing Program For Universities

    Ford And Zipcar Partner On Car-Sharing Program For Universities

    Ford Motor Company and the leading car-sharing network Zipcar have just announced a partnership that establishes Ford as Zipcar’s largest auto source for Zipcar’s University program. The new, two-year alliance will reach students at over 250 university campuses here in the U.S. Ford will start shipping its vehicles, primarily the 2012 Ford Focus and Ford Escape, to colleges… Read More

  • Ford to Sell Solar Panel System Alongside Electric Cars

    Ford to Sell Solar Panel System Alongside Electric Cars

    Ford Motor Company is teaming up with San Jose-based solar panel maker SunPower to offer a rooftop solar system option which will be sold alongside the upcoming Ford Focus EV. The “Drive Green for Life” program, as it’s being called, involves mounting solar panels on a customer’s home. These panels wouldn’t be used just to charge the Focus itself, however. Read More

  • Finally, A Ford Dealership In Playstation Home

    The strange, sterile Second Life type world of Playstation Home has been missing something. No, not a soul or anything like that. It’s been missing virtual car dealerships. And Ford decided it was time that particular problem was addressed. Read More

  • Ford Announces Partnership With AT&T To Connect Focus Electric To The Cloud

    Today, Ford announced their partnership with AT&T to provide wireless service for the upcoming Ford Focus Electric. AT&T transmits vehicle data — much like Audi and T-Mobile — to Ford’s cloud that owners can access via any Android, BlackBerry, or iOS smartphone or web browser. Read More

  • In Efforts To Be Green, Ford Receives Patents For SmartGauge With EcoGuide

    In order to squeeze out that last mile from a gallon of gas, Ford has come up with the SmartGauge with EcoGuide. It’s essentially a visual meter that lets drivers know when their foot is overly plumbum, coaching them to back off and slow acceleration. Ford was recently granted the two patents that makes their gauge unique from others. Read More

  • Ford To Bring Back The GT As A Hybrid?

    To some, the Ford GT was probably one of the best cars ever built. But after 4,000 models and two model years, Ford quit building the iconic sports car. With all the momentum Ford has going these days, wouldn’t it be cool if they brought it back, again? There are rumors out there that say, yes, Ford will bring back the GT, but not as quite you’d remember it. Read More

  • First Drive: 2012 Ford Focus, A European Car Meant For The World

    What’s the first thing you think when you hear the word “focus.” You might respond, “camera,” or “cheap car,” or “concentration,” but definitely not, “fun,” “technological,” or “practical.” This will likely change in a second because those are the words I’d use to tentatively describe this… Read More