CNET Car Tech gets a close look at MyLincoln Touch in the new 2011 MKX and a demonstration of Sync smartphone app integration.
Lincoln launches the updated version of its MKX crossover at the 2010 Detroit auto show, bringing its last legacy model in line with its current design language. In addition, the MKX sports the new MyLincoln Touch interface.
Automotive News gets Ford CEO Alan Mulally's take on fixes to the MyFord Touch system.
Ford released an update for Sync that installs the Bluetooth Message Access Profile (MAP) on the infotainment platform. The update doesn't bring a lot of new features to Sync subscribers, but Ford is hoping the specification will become widely adopted by mobile device manufactures to facilitate more hands-free control of smartphones in the future.
Ford and Toyota say they will be collaborating on telematics. It's a long-shot request, but it would be nice if the same voice command changed the radio in Ford and Toyota vehicles.
Cadillac could soon take the wraps off the new infotainment system it's rumored to have developed for 2013 models.
From the MyFord Touch to the Nissan Leaf's video game-inspired instrument cluster, vehicles are digitizing and reinventing the dashboards of today.
Relying on drivers to exert self control each time they get behind the wheel is about as effective as McDonald's letting consumers order salad instead of fries with their value meals, which is to say not terribly.
Automotive News reports on Ford's technology strategy.
A Cambridge University professor is developing an emotionally intelligent navigation system that can read your emotions and respond accordingly. This could bode well for road rage.