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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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Ford working on a better Segway

Ford working on a better Segway

Ford has announced plans for a new Silicon Valley R&D center to come up with a better alternative to the Segway or other "personal mobility experience" concepts, as well as integrating mobile tech better with its SYNC in-car infotainment system. The San Francisco lab, set to open later this year, will look at "a holistic approach to personal transportation" as well as how the car can be transformed into a sensor, sharing information such as when windshield wipers are turned on to track hyper-local weather and other trends. Meanwhile, Ford has also begun distributing its open-source collaboration with Bug Labs, announced last year.

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Intel and Toyota tie up for next-gen vehicle infotainment

Intel and Toyota tie up for next-gen vehicle infotainment

Intel and Toyota have announced that they are working together to develop the next generation of in-vehicle infotainment systems. The two firms are studying and investigating multiple items for use in cars including new usage models for device connectivity in the car. Among the things that Toyota and Intel are investigating are new interface mechanisms like touch, gesture and voice.

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Earth Day Driving Tips from Telenav

Earth Day Driving Tips from Telenav

Tomorrow is Earth Day. We only get one of this Pale Blue Dot to play on and not everyone can afford to immediately upgrade to a hybrid or electric vehicle, as much as we might like to. So here's some driving facts and some tips about driving greener. And remember, sustainability is also about saving money, and with fuel topping $3.84 a gallon we need all of the help we can get. Hopefully these tips will help you save a few bucks at the pump.

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Ford Focus Electric Connects Wirelessly With AT&T

Ford Focus Electric Connects Wirelessly With AT&T

Ford has announced that its all-electric version of the popular Ford Focus will stay connected to users with AT&T’s wireless service. The embedded wireless connection allows the car to receive and transmit information from its owner through Ford’s own MyFord Mobile app, which can be accessed through your smartphone or through a secure Ford website.

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Your Leaf will have Windows Embedded Automotive 7, and It’s Bumpin

Your Leaf will have Windows Embedded Automotive 7, and It’s Bumpin

Approximately 100 years after Henry Ford starts producing the Model T, now, finally, we've got some nice computers jammed up in there. Microsoft Windows Embedded Automotive 7 is out, and it's super fancy. Obviously this isn't the first computer system in a car, not by a long shot, but it's definitely exciting enough to call a milestone. This system offers Silverlight for nicer UIs, better expandability than ever before for third-party plugins, and real-time text-to-speech technology.

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Microsoft in-car tech could crop up in Toyota and Lexus cars

Microsoft in-car tech could crop up in Toyota and Lexus cars

Microsoft's in-car entertainment and navigation systems might be cropping up in future Toyota and Lexus cars as well as Fords, Kias and others, with the news that the company has signed a cross-licensing agreement with DENSO Corp.  Not a household name, certainly, but DENSO are responsible for much of the tech in Toyota cars (and their luxury Lexus cousins); thanks to this new agreement they'll get access to Microsoft's auto-drive and navigation technology.

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