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Ford dumps Microsoft for BlackBerry's QNX in Sync in-car platform

Ford Motor Co. took the wraps off the latest version of its in-car technology platform, Sync 3, and though it has a bevy of new features, one of the biggest changes is behind the scenes: the platform is powered by BlackBerry subsidiary QNX's technology and not Microsoft.

Ford targeted in GPS tracking dust-up

Ford has come under fire over concerns the company and other auto makers are tracking motorists' movements via GPS data derived from their automobiles, a situation that has pushed one lawmaker to ask Ford to disclose exactly what GPS data it obtains from its cars and what it does with that information.

Ford's Mulally could be out of the running for Microsoft CEO spot

Ford Motor Co. CEO Alan Mulally will stay at the automaker through 2014, according to Ford board member Edsel Ford II, who reiterated the company's timetable. The announcement could mean that Mulally is now out of consideration to take the CEO spot at Microsoft once CEO Steve Ballmer steps down.

What can you actually do in a connected car?

Executives from wireless carriers have repeatedly said over the last few years that the connected car represents a massive new opportunity. AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson has been particularly vocal about the possibilities: "The way we think about the car is that it's just a big smartphone on wheels," Stephenson said earlier this year at Mobile World Congress. "The connected car will become just as routine as people carrying a smartphone."

Microsoft's Ballmer bids adieu as rumors continue to swirl about his successor

Outgoing Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer held his final meeting with employees on Thursday, in what was reportedly a highly emotional event for the executive, who is stepping down after three decades with the company. Meanwhile, rumors continue to circulate about Ballmer's potential successors.

Ford studying space communications for use in telematics

Ford is studying the way robots in space use multiple wireless network links to stay connected with mission control and hopes to use lessons learned for the next generation of connected cars.

Report: Safety, security telematics users to quadruple to more than 300M by 2018

While vehicle safely and security mandates in Europe, Russia and Brazil are moving forward, OEM and aftermarket safety and security telematics continue to see solid growth with the number of users to rise from 72 million at year-end to more than 300 million in 2018, according to ABI Research.

Ford reiterates opposition to embedded wireless

BARCELONA, Spain--Just days after General Motors inked a major agreement with AT&T Mobility to install LTE modems into all its cars starting in 2014, rival automaker Ford restated its general opposition to embedded wireless modems in its cars. Ford instead believes users should connect their cars to the network through their existing smartphone.

Nokia scoops up European emergency location deal with Ford

Nokia will provide Ford Motor Co. with European reference data for use with the motor company's Emergency Assistance technology.

Report: Smartphone integration will become standard for connected cars

Over 90 million vehicles will feature technology to integrate smartphones by 2016, according to a new study by research firm Juniper Research. Ford's AppLink allows mobile app developers to