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Volume 9, Number 7 August 2, 2008     

Technology on display at Ford Hangar

Ford Motor Company continues to raise the bar in advanced vehicle technology. Stop by the Ford Hangar and check out new tech features SYNC, SIRIUS Travel Link, and Ford Works Solutions.

SYNC is a hands-free device, powered by Microsoft Auto Software, that allows drivers to use voice recognition, Bluetooth hands-free phone, audible text messaging, and music features. It’s available in 12 Ford, Lincoln and Mercury products, and later this year, two new features will be included: Vehicle Health Report and 911 Assistant.

SYNC allows wireless access to mobile devices via voice commands. Plus it can host almost all digital media devices, including Apple iPod, Microsoft Zune, and other digital music players.

Ford is the first automaker to feature the SIRIUS Travel Link navigating system, which connects people to data they need right when they need it. Travel Link offers up-to-the-minute information, such as area fuel prices, area traffic data, weather conditions, local movie data, and sports scores and schedules for all major sports leagues.

SIRIUS Travel Link is included in every Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury vehicle equipped with the next-generation navigating systems. It will be available on the new 2009 Ford Flex, F-150, and Lincoln MKS, and works through the existing SIRIUS satellite.

Ford unveiled its exciting new "smart" features for their truck customers, including the Ford Works Solutions, at the 2008 Chicago Auto Show. The mobile office technology features include an Internet-capable, in-dash touch screen computer, Radio Frequency ID (RFID) to track inventory and tools stored in vehicles, and Crew Chief that allows owners to manage entire fleets.

Ford Works Solutions will first be available on the all-new 2009 F-150, F-Series Super Duty, E-Series vans, and the Transit Connect vans.

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