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Ordinary knobs are also becoming a thing of the past in the new MyFord Touch interface. Instead of moving mechanical switches and dials, everything is touch sensitive.

Data can be entered into the system from outside the car. For instance, MapQuest users can send locations and directions from MapQuests Web site on a computer to their Ford cars, an arrangement similar to one that General Motors already has through its OnStar service.

The MyFord system also has built-in WiFI which would allow a user with a USB wireless modem to create a mobile "hot spot" around the car that can connect to up to five different computers. Hopefully, none of those will be used by the driver while the car is underway.

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