Ford and Microsoft will be among the companies showing their latest technology tonight at the gdgt live event at the Showbox SODO. They swung by the GeekWire offices today to give us a sneak peek at what they’ll be demonstrating — the updated Ford Sync system in the 2013 Ford Escape, which uses Microsoft’s automotive technology for its on-board entertainment and information system.

The latest system is being used in new Ford vehicles and was also distributed as an update to older cars via a USB key. We put together a quick video, above, showing some of the highlights of the car’s technology. Apart from the Sync system, the car offers the ability to open the rear hatchback by swiping your foot under the bumper, triggering a sensor that opens the latch.

The gdgt live event is free and all ages, running from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. More details here.

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  • Guest

    Nice! I’m very pleased with the way our TellMe acquisition has paved the way for this moneymaking initiative that just keeps on growing.

    • Guest

      Their. It should say, “their TellMe acqusition.”

      • guest

        Freudian slip?

  • Guest

    There is no parking near that Ice Cream Parlor that he selected. He should just walk.

  • guest

    Sad. More than a decade of auto effort by MS and this doesn’t come close to Apple’s first effort after buying SIRI. Embarassing.

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