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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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