Don’t like what’s playing on the car stereo? Just tell your iPod to jump to another song. A new in-car system from Ford and Microsoft connects to music players through a dashboard USB port and to cell phones via Bluetooth, letting the driver control both devices with voice commands. The system knows where to look for song and address-book data in a wide range of devices and translates it into phonetic codes intelligible to voice recognition software.
Cost: Standard or a $395 option on select 2008 Fords
Company: Ford, Microsoft
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