NEW YORK – Ford unveiled pretty technologically-savvy trucks at the Chicago Auto Show for its 2009 model line. For instance, the F-Series will feature voice-activated Microsoft Sync technology integration, including a six and a half inch touch screen display, Bluetooth-connected wireless printer and keyboard, Sprint Mobile Broadband connectivity, an integrated Garmin GPS unit, and Radio Frequency Identificatio(RFID) tool-link system to keep track of the whereabouts of your prized tools.

The Ford Work Solutions upgrade is designed with the large construction company in mind, since the RFID asset management system easily streamlines on-site inventory. Ford partnered with ThingMagic, an RFID developer, and DeWalt, a power tool producer, in order to provide an easy installment of the RFID tags onto existing equipment that can then be seamlessly tracked by the built-in RFID tracking antenna in the truck.

Ford Work Solutions will be available this fall on the 2009 F-150, F-Series Super Duty, and E-Series vans.