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17 Jul, 2010

John Day I am decidedly not a big fan of automated voice-based customer support systems, so I will admit to being a mite skeptical about Ford’s focus on voice recognition as its primary user interface. But I understand that the company – like all other automakers – is between a rock and a hard place. Whatever features take a driver’s eyes off the road or hands off the wheel are potentially hazardous – and features, … Read More

Nuance, Sony, Ford Edge, Ford Motor Credit, Bluetooth Message Access Profile, SYNC, iTunes Tagging, Jim Buczkowski, HD Radio, iTunes

25 Feb, 2010

John Day I’m debating whether or not to get a smart phone. Do I really need one – or do I just want to have one? Well, either way, which one do I get? It’s not a simple decision, because the thing is going to have to last a couple of years, and the technology is advancing so quickly that no matter which phone I choose, there is likely to be a better one available before I’m out the door. That’s the way it is … Read More

Qualcomm, Mobile Media Interface Plus, Smart Phone, Ford, Google Earth, Audi a8, UMTS Connectivity, HOV Lane Routing, Jim Buczkowski, Wi-Fi Hotspot, GSMA Mobile World Congress, HD Radio

29 Sep, 2009

John Day Does anyone still listen to CDs in their car or have we all migrated to iPods and other personal storage devices, and/or to HD or satellite radio? With so many more infotainment choices available now, and digital music downloads on the rise while CD sales continue to decline, can automakers just do away with CD changers? Someday they will follow 8-track and cassette players to the technology afterlife, … Read More

Infotainment, IMS Research, iPod, Bluetooth, Cassette Player, 8-Track Player, iSuppli, Satellite Radio, HD Radio, CD Player, SBD, Clarion Corporation of America

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