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Ford to launch wifi hotspot option for Focus

New technology will allow drivers of the new Ford Focus to select a wifi connectivity option on the car in 2012.

Ford Sync and MyFord Touch features will allow drivers to use their own USB modem or smartphone to deliver a secure wireless connection that can be broadcast throughout the vehicle.

Passengers with any wifi-enabled device can then easily connect and access the internet. All this allows for simple, easy to use WiFi connectivity on the move for up to five devices

Previously, in-car wifi compatibility has only been available on large premium cars. Prices will be published nearer to the launch of the option.

Ford says Sync with MyFord Touch wifi system's advantage is that it will allow customers to make use of a variety of USB devices, eliminating the need to purchase specifically compatible equipment, now will there be a subscription.

Sync will use software updates to ensure it remains compatible with the latest hardware and devices, so customers can be sure that their Sync-equipped vehicles will always allow them to make use of whatever USB mobile broadband modem or smartphone they are using – even devices that have yet to go on the market.

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