Ford Focus launch event, Paris Motor Show

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Here we are at the launch of the new Ford Focus in Paris – a car which Ford promises will be its first truly global model.

As well as loads of new safety features including Active Stop where the car’s brakes are automatically applied if a solid object appears in front of it, there’s also a pretty impressive voice activated satellite navigation and home entertainment system.

Says Jason Johnson, User Interface Design Engineer, Ford. “The whole idea is to give as much voice activated control as possible in order that the driver can keep his hands on the wheel.”

In addition to voice activated satellite navigation and entertainment, the vehicle also boasts Bluetooth, wi-fi and a large video display capable of displaying album artwork and images – much like your home PC then.

See the video below for a full run-through of the system.

Tomorrow we will have live coverage from the Paris Motor Show including video footage of the latest must-have motors.

(Thanks to Ford for bringing us to the Paris Motor Show 2010)

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