While at CES, I stopped by the Chevy booth where I found the Hotspot car. This is a Chevy vehicle using the OnStar system to turn your car into a full hotspot. Your car even has its own phone number! Chevy also showed off their app shop — an app enabled store where you can […]
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Ford unveiled a new project to help make driving safer; a part of Ford’s Blueprint for Mobility project. The Ford Fusion Hybrid Driver Assist Car Project is not a driverless car but more of a pre-emptive option so everyone can stay safe. The Ford concept car is not going to be out on the road […]
While I was in Tucson, AZ I got to drive the 2014 Ford Mustang V6. I was joined by Todd Cochrane where we both got to drive the car and give our points of view. The Mustang V6 is a 3.5 liter, 2 door coupe. While this is the introductory model Mustang, there are still 305 […]
I got to drive some Ford F-150 trucks across Detroit and do it for a cause. Habitat for Humanity builds and repairs houses for those who need a place to live. Being in Detroit, there are a lot of run down areas. We got to visit a couple of them while we were there. Boarded […]
Two weeks done on the 10,000 step challenge. Today is going to hit the 80’s so I’m racing to get this episode done and enjoy the warmer weather. Thanks to all who have been watching! Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the audio version Subscribe to the podcast via: iTunes – TechPodcasts – […]
Ford Electric motor Business opened their app program to all developers at CES 2013 The startup platform is called Uplink it is a collection of innovation that works with Connect to Sync. This program has gone through two years of pre-release screening making use of such apps as Pandora however now it levels to all […]
It’s not a Mustang, but this 188 horsepower hybrid vehicle can handle the streets of L.A. Engulfed in Toyota Prius (cabs, cars), the Ford C-MAX is a mid-size car that does a better job as a hybrid. Over 500 patents are issued to the Ford C-MAX in energi, hybrid and other areas. The car will […]
I got the opportunity to talk with Chris Elliott – Senior marketing communications manager at Microsoft – about SYNC and Windows Phone 7. Of course, there are many models of Windows Phone, including the Nokia Lumina 900. Chris talks about how SYNC works with all phones – including that old flip phone you might still […]
Last week I visited the Henry Ford Museum. I posted this up on Day in Tech History, (Read the post here). We look at some of the vehicles we drove in the 20th century, some of the generators used at the turn of the century, and tractors that changed the way we farmed. It was […]
Equipped with a Balaclava on my head (I thought that was a greek dessert? At least Mike Perlman thinks so…) I headed out to the offroad track to ride the dinosaur. Well, the Ford F150 Raptor SVT. Of course, they didn’t accept my “Professional driver” certificate of authenticity (which I drew up in the bathroom), so […]
Last week I got to run around Ford Field on day one of Go Further – an event which shows the direction Ford motor company is taking. We got to Ford Field and had cocktails and hors d’oeuvre. Then, we sat and heard from Bill Ford. He talked about the direction of Ford Motor company […]
Creativity. It’s what gives us new products and time saving ideas. Sometimes, those ideas need to be helped along. A place like TechShop is one of those places. Letting you create prototype so it can get the chance to go to market. That is why Ford has helped Techshop thrive in Detroit. On evening 2 […]
On the first night of Further with Ford – a 3 day event hosted by Ford – Author and journalist David Kirkpatrick sat down with Ford chariman Bill Ford to talk about the direction of Ford vehicles and what we should expect in the future. We gathered at Ford Field – the home of the […]
Ford has been advancing the game in the technology realm. Leading the pack in turning the car into a mobile hotspot, bringing hands-free systems into the car with SYNC, and even working on giving customers value in their older cars with free updates to software. Today, Ford announce MyFord Mobile for the Focus Electric vehicles. […]
On a sunny day in San Francisco, we joined Ford Motor Company to take a first drive of the 2013 Ford Escape. While it’s not the Ford Mustang first drive, this was a very important drive, for whereas the car enthusiast will get a Mustang, the family will most likely get the Ford Escape. For driving the […]
It’s America’s Pony Car. the Muscle of Ford – the 2013 Ford Mustang is the American dream car. Has been since 1964 when the Mustang first came out (wikipedia). But in 2013, the Mustang got an overhaul that makes everyone drool. From the new look, to the new technologies inside, this 450 horsepower vehicle is […]
While in Portland, Oregon, we learned all the new features of the different versions of the Mustang for 2013. From the Shelby GT500, to the Boss 302. We look at the Front End with a prominent grill and the new hood vents on the GT which extract heat. The premium look takes out the black plastic, and […]
Jeffrey Powers and Andy “Hard Hat” Smith cover Hour 4 of Day 3?s TPN CES Live show.
Jeffrey Powers and Andy “Hard Hat” Smith continue Day 2 Hour 7 Coverage of TPN CES Live 2012. In this episode, we talk to:
Five new external apps were announced at CES by Ford. NPR radio, Stitcher, Roximity, Tune-In, IHeartRadio. Also Sync Destinations which is location based services for turn-by turn directions. Also an app called Scout that is also a navigation system. We went through a demo of the Sync. This is on a series of select vehicles, […]
We look at Ford and their My Ford Touch System. Back in November, they updated the software so you could navigate better. Larger buttons, more spacing and their four corners system, so you know exactly where to press. We go through the system and talk about how easy it is to update your car.
While at CES, we stopped in and talked to the folks at Ford. Eric talks with Jeffrey about the Ford Focus Electric, and why you would purchase an all-electric car over a gasoline combustion engine. We talk about the internal battery system, the interactive charging system inside, sending routes directly to the car (a partnership […]
Ford Power of Change: Part 1 – Sherif Maraky talks about the Hybrid and Electric movements. He details the Focus and C-MAX vehicles and the consumer’s choice of change.
Two weeks ago, I visited Ford in Dearborn, MI for a super-secret unveiling. We were standing out by a building next to the Ford test track – 8:30 pm. Huddled around in the dark, pushed up to the barrier line. Then, a blast of lights came on that pretty much turned night into day. No […]
Ford updates their My Ford Touch Software for better ease of use.