I'm leaving for CES for start of Media events (Sunday & Monday), the Exhibit & Conference Sessions are from Tue-Fri
Just got this in from CES press-release:
See why following the leader means following Ford,
when you visit the Ford display at the 2012 CES.
It's all here.
From the totally new 2013 Fusion - the Official Car of CES - to the 2012 Focus Electric* and a wide array of smart features, Ford will showcase new technologies bound to set the pace for the automotive industry.
Electrics and more.
All-electric, plug-in and hybrid Ford vehicles will all be on display. So will MyFord® Mobile, the award-winning app that helps Ford Electric Vehicle drivers maximize their gasoline-free driving.
Stay Connected with SYNC® with MyFord Touch®.
You'll see and experience the faster, simpler, better SYNC® with MyFord Touch system. And check out SYNC AppLinkTM** - the game-changing technology that lets you use your voice to control mobile apps like Pandora®internet radio.® iHeartRadio, Stitcher Smart Radio,TM Slacker® Radio, and more to be announced at the show.
Views from the top.
On Wednesday, Ford CEO Alan Mulally will be among top executives gathered for an informative Innovation Power Panel discussion about integrating your digital life and your vehicle.
Experience all the latest tech developments and more at the 2012 CES.
Ford's CEO Mulally will be giving keynote speech, he also talked at 2010 CES:
2010 CES Jan 7 - a set on Flickr
Ford is definitely doing some good things, they announced a Pandora partnership at 2010 CES. I was at the Media event for Monster Cable (CEO talking), & found myself standing next to the Pandora founder! (we exchanged business cards)
I had met Martin Eberhard for the 1st time in 27 yrs at 2009 LA Auto Show (just prior to 2010 CES on Dec/2009)
2009 LA Auto Show: M. Eberhard @Chevrolet Booth [ '09 LA Auto Show, 12/2 ]
& also got a ride in the Ford Focus EV (prototype) there, will upload the video soon (interview of driver while on demo ride).
The integration of electronics (Bluetooth, Wireless, etc) into modern cars, not just Drivetrain "drive by wire" (e.g. PEM/Power Electronics Module in Tesla Roadster), is an interesting component of what I call "Smart Cars". Not just Alternative Transportation (electric, hydrogen, clean diesel, etc), but Immersive Technology. The latter is a field in Computer Science.