By now, the auto industry’s presence at the International CES event—held each year in Las Vegas to show off the latest in cutting-edge consumer electronics—has become too extensive to do more than provide a few of the highlights from the 2013 show. But, that being said, let’s see how many we can get to, starting with perhaps one of the most important: The editors of Connected World Magazine recently presented the 2013 Ford Fusion Energi with their Connected Car of the Year honor, recognizing the Blue Oval’s high-efficiency plug-in hybrid for its high-tech range of connectivity services that are anchored by the much-acclaimed Ford SYNC with MyFord Touch.
“SYNC has helped us evolve as an automaker, to think and act more like a technology company, with a new level of openness and access that has forever changed how we look at our business and respond to our customers,” said Paul Mascarenas, chief technical officer and vice president, Ford Research and Innovation. “Ultimately, SYNC embodies one of the many things Ford is all about: going further to transform innovative ideas into products that are affordable, attainable and valuable for millions of people.”
Ford also used its visit to the 2013 International CES to announce a new MyEnergi Lifestyles partnership, with companies like Whirlpool and SunPower, aimed at helping Americans leverage new home-appliance and automotive plug-in technologies to help save money and the environment at the same time.
Other auto brands making news at the show included …