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Ford Sync Voice Control now supports Allergy Alert App

Ford Sync Voice Control now supports Allergy Alert App

Ford Motor Company has made no secret of the fact that it wants to allow drivers to be able to manage certain aspects of their health while driving. That may sound odd, but consider how much time many people spend the car stuck in traffic, being able to manage health conditions while in your vehicle might be a good thing for some people. One of the ways Ford is helping people manage their health while in the car is via Sync Voice Control.

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Nokia gets connected with automotive futures

Nokia gets connected with automotive futures

This week the folks at Nokia are bringing on the next generation of their hardware and software integration talks with none other than their own Floris Van-De-Klashorst speaking about the future of automotive. The Connected Car, as they call it, is one which is a futuristic concept - this meaning that though we've got cars at the moment that are relatively connected, we've not yet scratched the surface. According to Nokia, it's Points of Interest (POI) search capabilities that are at the center of the future for vehicles that use what they call "Intelligent Technology."

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Ford warns 2013 Escape 1.6L owners to park up immediately over fire risk

Ford warns 2013 Escape 1.6L owners to park up immediately over fire risk

Ford has warned owners of the 2013 Ford Escape with the 1.6 liter engine to turn off the car and back away, after a fuel line flaw was identified that could cause a fire risk. The recall, announced this morning, is over an engine compartment fuel line problem on the 1.6 liter version of the Escape only; "customers who already own 2013 Escape vehicles with the 1.6-liter engine are being advised to stop driving their vehicles and to immediately contact their dealers" Ford says, advising not even to risk driving the car to a service location.

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Ford puts its balls inside rivals’ rides

Ford puts its balls inside rivals’ rides

If you've ever read the spec sheet for an automobile, you probably noticed that many manufacturers give you capacities for every nook and cranny inside the vehicle. I've often wondered exactly how Ford and other automakers determine that there's more storage space inside their car than a competitor. I always figured it involved tape measures and math.

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Ford uses RUTH robot to quantify interior comfort

Ford uses RUTH robot to quantify interior comfort

I've never really sat back and thought about how you could realistically and repeatedly determine how comfortable the interior of a vehicle is. Sure you can sit in one car, then sit in another, and come up with an arbitrary decision that one is more comfortable than the other is. However, if you want hard data to prove scientifically just how comfortable things are between two vehicle interiors, how exactly would you pull that off?

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Ken Block’s Gymkhana 5 has Ford Fiesta tearing up a real San Francisco

Ken Block’s Gymkhana 5 has Ford Fiesta tearing up a real San Francisco

The video you're about to partake in has the driving showman known as Ken Block taking a few fine minutes out of his day to rip up some blocked-off main roads of a major metropolitan area. Right across a major suspension bridge and down into the guts of San Francisco goes Block in his video Gymkhana 5. With his own Ford Fiesta Hybrid Function Hoonage Vehicle (HFHV), Block displays some on-point jumps, drifts, and one whole heck of a lot of speedy driving.

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2013 Ford Taurus gets EPA certified best in class fuel economy

2013 Ford Taurus gets EPA certified best in class fuel economy

It seems like every time you drive by the gas station, prices are going up. That means fuel economy is one of the biggest concerns of most people when they're shopping for a new vehicle. It used to be when buying a new car if you wanted lots of fuel efficiency; you had to buy something small. That's no longer the case with larger midsized vehicles such as the 2013 Ford Taurus that get excellent fuel economy.

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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 talks Focus ST Overboost engine technology

Ford talks Focus ST Overboost engine technology

Later this year, Ford will launch the new Focus ST turbocharged hatchback in the US, making it the most powerful Ford Focus ever offered to Americans. The car has interesting Overboost turbo engine technology that puts a button at the driver's fingertips to get more power. Ford says Overboost is a lot like a turbo button in racing video game.

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