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1,000 Hypermiles on a Single Tank of Gas

Posted in GETV Episode by ekai on the May 5th, 2009

Is it really possible to get over 1,000 miles out of single tank of gas? If you are a “hypermiler”, you know this to be true. This week we’re doing something a little different here at GETV. Our new field contributor Scott Stead in Washington, DC, has been following the Ford 1000 Mile Challenge. Scott gets the lowdown on hypermiling from the original hypermiler himself Wayne Gerdes, and NASCAR racer Carl Edwards, who is no slacker for a challenge. Extreme gas mileage using some fairly ordinary driving optimization tricks is something we can all get behind.

Episode links: Hypermiling, Ford Fusion Gets 81.5 MPG, Ford Fusion Hybrid 1000 Mile Challenge, CleanMPG, Wayne Gerdes, Carl Edwards, Scott Stead

Sync My Ride

Posted in GETV Episode by ekai on the September 12th, 2007

It would really suck if your cell phone, iPod or Zune got you killed while driving which is why Microsoft’s got your back. Their new Sync platform hooks up your bluetooth device to your car, assuming you have a new Ford and a Windows 98 install CD. OK, install CD is optional. It’s all voice activated goodness from there. Velle Kolde of Microsoft Auto shows Irina how to call Bill Gates and find Bootylicious on her imaginary Zune.

Episode links: Ford Sync, Microsoft Auto