Upcoming Fords to be Wi-Fi Hotspots on Wheels

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hackman2007

It isn't that hard to find the articles, typing in the appropriate search terms in to Google will let you find the article, not to mention many places leech off of each other for articles.

See this: http://tinyurl.com/y9u7hqo

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lien_meat

Now I can wardrive on the highway...
I wonder if it's possible to log into the access point and change their settings like on wifi routers...cause that can be really fun.  Say hello to a whole new world of chaos for soccermoms when their kids complain that their wifi died on the way to school...because some guy decided to ban all the macs addys on the hotspot...weeeee 

Edit: Oh...well...I didn't see it was wpa2 with random (I'm assuming secure) passwords...so...maybe not wardriving...but I can point a microwave emitter at the car and kill the signal with interference...

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Caboose

 That's awesome! Now all we need are standarde power plugs in the car for laptops. Road trips will never be boring again!!

 

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scottmonty

We already offer those in a number of Ford and Lincoln vehicles. The Ford Escape, Edge and Flex as well as the Lincoln MKT and MKX. Check them out at http://fordvehicles.com and http://lincolnvehicles.com

 

Scott Monty

Global Digital Communications

Ford Motor Company

 

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Trooper_One

very cool

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lunchbox73

Look at Scott Monty, all signing up at MaxPC just to plug his company and stuff. I think that's the first time I've seen that. Working hard on getting that promotion hey guy? :) How did you even find out about this article? I'm curious.

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Queenof1

at least he answered someone's question and didn't spam the board.

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Scootiep

Can you think of a good reason he shouldn't? not to toot Ford's horn for them, but like any company looking to promote their products, why wouldn't you look to the tech community to advertize your new tech gadgets? It seems pretty logical to me. As for this new advancement, I can see major benefits as well as the usual drawbacks (the morons who will believe they can play games/social network while driving). For those of us that are intelligent enough to use the new technology wisely, it will be a welcome addition. And the best part? Now I can have my kids farm mountains of WOW gold for me while we travel!

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lunchbox73

Nope, more power to him. I just thought it was mildy amusing that he popped in an hour and a half after the article was posted to comment on it. He's on the ball.

 

On a different subject, I've often wondered why Ford and Chrysler never came up with their own version of GM's Onstar? That's been around for quite a long time and nobody has tried to copy it. I've never used onstar but it seems pretty cool. Especially the commercial where they kill the power to a car after a guy stole it.

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scottmonty

Just trying to make sure people are well informed about what we offer. There's a lot of misinformation (or non-information!) out there. Ford determined that Sync was a superior solution to the subscription-based OnStar. Once you've got Sync, it relies on the other gadgets you already have in your life. So for example, if you're ever in a crash and the airbags deploy, Sync's 911 Assist feature will automatically call the local 911 operator for you. It won't depend on whether you've subscribed to OnStar, and it won't call the carrier's operator who'll then have to call the 911 operators. We feel that it's best to make affordable technology for all and to do it in a way that integrates seamlessly with your  life. 

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Caboose

 Is that a USA feature only or for all of North America (I'm in Canada). It'd be really quite handy to have in your sedan and car line (Focus, Fusion, Taurus). As an aside, I am in the market for a car (and am looking at Ford) however, SUV/Crossover (and anything in the Lincon line) are not on my shopping list due to size and cost.

 

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mikeart03a

I can answer that one for ya. I have Sync in my 2010 Focus SE and it works good. Love the Turn by Turn navigation and it's all voice controlled. It takes some getting used to listening to directions without a screen to reference, but I find it's safer that way and it reads my incoming text messages from my phone (via. bluetooth).

Anyway, that's enough of my banter. There's enough material online about it, just google it or go to ford's site.

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