Perhaps a taste of things to come in the U.S., Ford is offering an aftermarket (dealer option) for an add-on USB slot for the car radio.
Called the Music Box, the device is available in Europe, and there’s no word yet if it will brought to the U.S. It brings a USB port to older radios that lack one.
It includes a USB socket that can be installed in the glove compartment or center console. Then drivers just plug in their USB device, such as a USB stick, phone or MP3 player. Stored music can then be played through the aux-in jack on the car stereo. Songs, albums and folders can be selected through the steering wheel-mounted controls, while devices such as mobile phones, MP3 players and cameras will automatically recharge whenever they are connected.
It’s compatible with a wide range of Ford models.