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Ford bringing back buttons after touchscreen distraction fears

Ford bringing back buttons after touchscreen distraction fears

Ford plans to restore buttons and knobs to its high-tech dashboards, after drivers complained that touchscreen-centric infotainment systems made common tasks like adjusting volume demand too much attention. The car company still maintains that its SYNC and MyFord Touch systems, which see increasingly large LCD displays take center-stage in the dashboard, are popular among drivers, with 79-percent of new 2013 cars sold featuring the systems. However, as of the 2014 F-150, the finger-friendly - but potentially distracting - panels will be rejoined by more traditional controls.

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SlashGear’s Top Tech in Automotive 2012

SlashGear’s Top Tech in Automotive 2012

This year the automotive world really stepped it up when it comes to technological breakthroughs, especially when it came to connecting to drivers' personal mobile devices. What we've seen was everything from integration of mobile chipsets into automobile systems to wireless connectivity to smartphones from many of the top car and truck brands across the spectrum. Have a peek at some of the highlights in our 2012 run-down right this minute!

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Ford falls in Consumer Reports’ reliability survey

Ford falls in Consumer Reports’ reliability survey

Ford has been marred with some pretty major issues lately, the latest being a new preliminary investigation by the NHTSA over reports of 2000 to 2003 Taurus and Mercury Sables experiencing sticking throttles. This investigation follows one initiated earlier this year into reports of sticky throttles in 2001 through 2006 Taurus and Sables. Now the company has taken another blow, falling from its high position in Consumer Reports' reliability rankings to the bottom rungs of the proverbial ladder.

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2013 Ford SVT Raptor to get updates

2013 Ford SVT Raptor to get updates

Ford hasn't offered any photographs of the 2013 F-150 SVT Raptor off-road truck, but it is talking about some of the new features and updates that the 2013 model will get. One of the key updates for off-road fans is that the 2013 Raptor will offer industry exclusive bead lock capable wheels to help improve grip in low traction conditions. The new stock wheels are made from forged aluminum.

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Ford and Microsoft brag on Focus Electric technology

Ford and Microsoft brag on Focus Electric technology

Ford and Microsoft are teaming up to brag on the technologies inside the Focus Electric EV at the Future in Review Conference. The car will be hitting dealer showrooms soon. The Focus Electric is an electric car from Ford Motor Company and packed inside the vehicle is a lot of Microsoft technology, including Ford's Sync technology. There's more tech packed inside the vehicle then voice-activated Bluetooth alone.

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Ford now taking orders on C-Max Hybrid

Ford now taking orders on C-Max Hybrid

Ford has now announced that it is taking orders for the C-Max Hybrid utility vehicle. The C-Max Hybrid is the most affordable and fuel-efficient hybrid utility vehicle in America according to Ford with a base price that's about $500 lower than that of the Toyota Prius V. Ford's C-Max has some interesting features such as a hands-free lift gate.

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Ford Touch systems get upgraded via Flash drives

Ford Touch systems get upgraded via Flash drives

Ford's trailblazing in-car entertainment and information platform known as MyFord Touch (or MyLincoln Touch for Lincoln models) hasn't exactly been a smash hit. The automaker has struggled to make it a user-friendly and intuitive system to have in a vehicle. But the company is nothing if not determined, and that's why it is sending out around 300,000 Flash drives to owners of applicable vehicles.

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