Detroit, I Need a Car!

While I’m at CES this week, and have a ton of great stuff to show you and talk about, on Sunday I’m flying straight to Detroit to participate in Ford’s Driving Green Technology event at the North American International Auto Show and Ford’s global World Headquarters in Dearborn!

I’m going to find out first hand about Ford’s dedication to sustainability, technology and innovation as we head into this next decade.

I will get to test drive some cars on their Test Track and be able to check out their new technology SYNC and VIRTTEX, which I’m super excited to find out more about.  Since this blog is all about the tech as it relates to the every day home user, I can’t wait to use it!

And you know, since one of my goals is to get a car.  Since we only have one, and my husband and I both work, it’s getting soooo very hard to never have a car at home.  As soon as I get home from work, my husband takes the car to work, leaving no time for errands, and I end up borrowing my sister’s car.

So, since my birthday is next week, I think it’s a perfect opportunity for SOMEONE, ANYONE in Detroit to give me a car (even if it’s a $1,000 clunker).  Not that I really believe I’ll get one, but a girl can dream… right?  Smile

As a teaser for some of my CES posts, here are some of the great things I’ve seen so far…. TV’s thinner than my pinky, glasses-less 3D TV’s, A recipe holder that looks pretty dang cool, A Wii Remote that my 18 month old son can get behind, some AWESOME new Dell machines, a racecar with a video recorder (that my daughter would be ALL over), some great products from iGo including one the won an award for, and I haven’t even seen the whole show yet!

I was invited to participate in this program by Clever Girls Collective, Inc. in partnership with Ford and Ogilvy PR. Ford Motor Company paid for my travel and accommodations at the 2-day Driving Green Technology event, I was not compensated in any other manner for my time.  My opinions posted here are my own.

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Sarah Werle Kimmel

Sarah Werle Kimmel is a digital parenting coach and family tech expert. She has spent the last 20 years of her career working as a Microsoft Certified IT Manager supporting over 100 small businesses. During that time she started Family Tech LLC to help families understand and manage the technology in their home. She has regularly appeared as a family tech expert on local NBC, CBS, ABC and FOX news affiliates, BYUtv and Studio 5, and has been invited all over the world from tech companies like Lenovo, Verizon, Microsoft, Dell, and Samsung. Find out more on her website

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  • My sister and her husband are selling their old Saturn. It works good, but it is a standard (so hopefully you can drive those). I will send you the KSL link to your email.