Ford exec talks in-dash car tech (podcast)

Jim Buczkowski, director of Global Electrical and Electronics Systems Engineering for Ford Motor, discusses his company's in-dash technology.

Ford's Jim Buczkowski (left) speaks with Larry Magid. Joshua Weinberg

Ford Motor made big news at CES this week with its revamped MyFord touch interface to put entertainment and driving controls in reach of the driver with minimum distraction.

The company is putting three LCDs in the instrument panel--two next to the odometer, and another 8-inch screen in the center panel.

A few hours after Ford's CEO Alan Mulally gave his keynote address, Larry Magid sat down with Jim Buczkowski, director of Global Electrical and Electronics Systems Engineering at Ford, to talk about company's recent innovations and plans.

The interview runs 11 minutes 38 seconds.


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About the author

Larry Magid is a technology journalist and an Internet safety advocate. He's been writing and speaking about Internet safety since he wrote Internet safety guide "Child Safety on the Information Highway" in 1994. He is co-director of, founder of and, and a board member of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. Larry's technology analysis and commentary can be heard on CBS News and CBS affiliates, and read on He also writes a personal-tech column for the San Jose Mercury News. You can e-mail Larry.


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