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Ford's MyKey automatically turns on Do Not Disturb

With incoming calls going straight to voicemail and new text messages on hold, Ford is trying to minimize distractions for teen drivers.

By October 31, 2011


Ford MyKey anti-hoon system to nanny European drivers

Your days of Ferris Buellering your parents' car may be numbered. Old man Ford has vowed to bring its virtua-nanny MyKey system to Europe.

By September 1, 2011


Ford MyKey: Forcing kids to drive safely

We're used to parental controls on TVs, computers and games consoles, but that list could soon include cars if Ford gets its way, the date-ruining gooseberry

By October 7, 2008


Ford's key-with-a-chip to control teen drivers

Programmable key allows parents to limit a car's maximum speed, keep the stereo down, remind the driver to fasten the seatbelt, and warn about a low fuel tank.

By October 6, 2008


Chevy, Ford win gold medals at Edison Awards

Chevy and Ford racked up awards for their latest technology innovations at the Edison Awards last night. The awards show highlights breakthrough products and services, and recognizes innovative industry leaders. Basically, it's like the Oscars for emerging technology companies, but with much, much longer speeches and videos.

By April 6, 2011


Ford named in patent infringement lawsuit over Sync and other technologies

Eagle Harbor Holdings has filed a lawsuit in federal court in Tacoma, Wash., against the Ford Motor Co. for patent infringement relating to several automotive technologies.

By July 5, 2011


Ford, MIT partner to reduce driving stress

Ford and MIT to study how reducing driver stress. The Lincoln MKS will serve as test vehicle in the study.

By December 31, 2009


CNET UK Podcast 252: A lost iPhone 5 and a mad 3D headset

Apple's prototype iPhone being abandoned in a tequila bar, Sony's crazy 3D headset, Samsung's new 7.7-inch Galaxy Tab and all the goings-on at IFA are in this week's podcast.

By September 2, 2011


Ford targets fleets with parental control key

Automotive New reports on a new technology from Ford that lets parents control teenager drivers.

By October 22, 2008


Ford parks for you and keeps your kids safe

Ford shows off two new technologies at the 2009 New York auto show, one to help you park and one to limit what your kids can do with the car.

By April 9, 2009