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Ford and AccuWeather Bring Forecasts Directly to the Dashboard

| December 30, 2014

Ford and AccuWeather Bring Forecasts Directly to the Dashboard

Ford Motor Company and AccuWeather are partnering to integrate one of the leading weather apps, featuring hyper-localized weather forecasting, directly to the dashboard of the vehicle.

Noted Julius Marchwicki, Ford Connected Services Product manager, “The system is easy to use, and with the addition of MinuteCast, drivers will get minute-by-minute forecasts for up to two hours to help them make safer driving decisions during bad weather.”

AccuWeather, a global leader in digital weather information, is introducing its MinuteCast™ to Ford SYNC® AppLink™ customers. The technology uses an exact street address or GPS location to provide minute-by-minute weather forecasting, information about precipitation type, intensity and duration to the driver.

By selecting MinuteCast on the vehicle display menu, the driver will see a static image of the weather condition he or she will soon face, and the time the precipitation is expected to happen on the route. An audio warning will also be delivered.

The service is available for a growing list of countries worldwide including the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland and Japan.

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