IT & Network Infrastructure : Ford Loads 2010 Models with Safety, IT Bells and Whistles
Ford Motor Co., like Avis in another wheels-oriented market, really is trying harder. In this case, we're talking about IT and how the company is using more of it to help drivers get from one place to another in safety and comfort. Many of these new features are exclusive to its own product line. The Dearborn, Mich.-based automaker made a stop in San Francisco Sept. 10 to show media members and analysts what they have planned for the 2010 vehicle year. As one might imagine, most of the IT-related features involve safety and Internet connectivity, ranging from on-board radar (to notify the driver of potential road hazards) to voice-activated information systems to programmable keys that limit the vehicle's top speed and music-player volume levels for younger drivers. Here is a click-through look at new IT features that will be available in Ford sedans, crossovers, SUVs and trucks this coming year.