The Truth About Cars » telematics http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 15:15:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Ford Brings Telematics To Law Enforcement For Greater Safety, Transparency http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/10/ford-brings-telematics-law-enforcement-greater-safety-transparency/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/10/ford-brings-telematics-law-enforcement-greater-safety-transparency/#comments Wed, 29 Oct 2014 14:00:53 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=937850 To further transparency and improve safety, Ford and Telogis have debuted a system that will gather information on a given police officer’s driving practices. The Detroit News reports the system — having debuted in both Explorer- and Taurus-based Police Interceptors last week — can track speed, when lights are switched on, whether an officer is […]

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To further transparency and improve safety, Ford and Telogis have debuted a system that will gather information on a given police officer’s driving practices. The Detroit News reports the system — having debuted in both Explorer- and Taurus-based Police Interceptors last week — can track speed, when lights are switched on, whether an officer is […]

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U.S. DoT To Mandate Vehicle to Vehicle Telematics for Crash Avoidance, Sparking Privacy Concerns http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/u-s-dot-to-mandate-vehicle-to-vehicle-telematics-for-crash-avoidance-sparking-privacy-concerns/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/u-s-dot-to-mandate-vehicle-to-vehicle-telematics-for-crash-avoidance-sparking-privacy-concerns/#comments Tue, 04 Feb 2014 10:30:22 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=732602 U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx told Automotive News that U.S. regulators will soon begin working on telematics regulations that will require new cars and light trucks sold in the United States to be equipped with systems for vehicle to vehicle communications. The impetus is safety, as the telematic systems can be integrated with semi-autonomous crash […]

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U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx told Automotive News that U.S. regulators will soon begin working on telematics regulations that will require new cars and light trucks sold in the United States to be equipped with systems for vehicle to vehicle communications. The impetus is safety, as the telematic systems can be integrated with semi-autonomous crash […]

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Chrysler Adding Microsoft-Based Infotainment System To UConnect Range http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/05/chrysler-adding-microsoft-based-infotainment-system-to-uconnect-range/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/05/chrysler-adding-microsoft-based-infotainment-system-to-uconnect-range/#comments Mon, 27 May 2013 14:55:07 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=489708 The UConnect system used on everything from Jeep Grand Cherokee to the Dodge Dart to the Chrysler 300, is one of the better infotainment systems on the market. But the 8.4 inch screen is getting a companion with a smaller 5-inch screen, that will run on an entirely different operating system. Dubbed UConnect 5.0, the […]

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The UConnect system used on everything from Jeep Grand Cherokee to the Dodge Dart to the Chrysler 300, is one of the better infotainment systems on the market. But the 8.4 inch screen is getting a companion with a smaller 5-inch screen, that will run on an entirely different operating system. Dubbed UConnect 5.0, the […]

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2013 Ford F-Series Super Duty Gets MyFord Touch With Physical Controls http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/2013-ford-f-series-super-duty-gets-myford-touch-with-physical-controls/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/2013-ford-f-series-super-duty-gets-myford-touch-with-physical-controls/#comments Fri, 09 Mar 2012 20:47:31 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=434472 Ford’s revised F-Series Super Duty was announced today, and aside from the giant chrome grille, the big news here is a revamped MyFord Touch system – now available with knobs and buttons in addition to the touch screen. Gone are the haptic controls used on Ford passenger cars with MyFord Touch, replaced by the stack of […]

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Ford’s revised F-Series Super Duty was announced today, and aside from the giant chrome grille, the big news here is a revamped MyFord Touch system – now available with knobs and buttons in addition to the touch screen. Gone are the haptic controls used on Ford passenger cars with MyFord Touch, replaced by the stack of […]

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Bill Ford’s “Blueprint For Mobility” Calls For Cars, Bicycles, Pedestrians In Integrated Network http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/bill-fords-blueprint-for-mobility-calls-for-cars-bicycles-pedestrians-in-integrated-network/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/bill-fords-blueprint-for-mobility-calls-for-cars-bicycles-pedestrians-in-integrated-network/#comments Mon, 27 Feb 2012 22:33:44 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=433091 We didn’t get to go to the World Mobile Congress in beautiful Barcelona, Spain, but it may have been nice to catch both the unveiling of the Ford B-Max and a keynote speech given by Bill Ford, executive chairman of Ford Motor Co. Ford (the man, not the company) outlined an overarching vision for helping […]

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We didn’t get to go to the World Mobile Congress in beautiful Barcelona, Spain, but it may have been nice to catch both the unveiling of the Ford B-Max and a keynote speech given by Bill Ford, executive chairman of Ford Motor Co. Ford (the man, not the company) outlined an overarching vision for helping […]

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Ford B-Max To Debut At Consumer Electronics Show http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/ford-b-max-to-debut-at-consumer-electronics-show/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/ford-b-max-to-debut-at-consumer-electronics-show/#comments Wed, 15 Feb 2012 13:48:38 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=430962 Ford is showing its fealty to the machines putting its money where its mouth is regarding telematics systems by unveiling their new B-MAX MPV at Barcelona’s Mobile World Congress, a week before the Geneva Auto Show begins. The B-MAX is also expected to show off some of Ford’s newest in-car mobile technologies (which have not […]

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Ford is showing its fealty to the machines putting its money where its mouth is regarding telematics systems by unveiling their new B-MAX MPV at Barcelona’s Mobile World Congress, a week before the Geneva Auto Show begins. The B-MAX is also expected to show off some of Ford’s newest in-car mobile technologies (which have not […]

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2013 Ford Fusion, Ford Flex To Get SYNC As Standard http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/2013-ford-fusion-ford-flex-to-get-sync-as-standard/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/2013-ford-fusion-ford-flex-to-get-sync-as-standard/#comments Fri, 10 Feb 2012 16:08:03 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=430362 As lifetime President of the “Auxillary Cable Fan Club”, it saddens me to see that Ford’s annoying system will be standard on the 2013 Flex and 2013 Gamechanger Fusion, with Ford boasting that over 4 million vehicles have had SYNC installed since 2007. My latest annoyance with SYNC came yesterday with the 2012 Lincoln Navigator […]

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As lifetime President of the “Auxillary Cable Fan Club”, it saddens me to see that Ford’s annoying system will be standard on the 2013 Flex and 2013 Gamechanger Fusion, with Ford boasting that over 4 million vehicles have had SYNC installed since 2007. My latest annoyance with SYNC came yesterday with the 2012 Lincoln Navigator […]

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