Ford Motor Co. is delaying launch of its Wingcast in-vehicle communications service until mid-2002 from a previously planned introduction later this year. A spokesman says the Wingcast technology is complicated and Ford prefers a short delay in launch to get it right. • M. Scott Ulnick, senior partner at market research company Ducker Worldwide, says telematics is nothing more than a “novelty item” and a “niche product for the high-end user.” He tells attendees at the 2001 Detroit Auto ...

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