Ford Motor Company has developed a sophisticated in-vehicle electronics system that takes "smart" electronics a giant step closer to reality --- demonstrating a specially equipped Lincoln LS that can recognize a driver's lifestyle preferences even before the vehicle is started. Using a personalized and secure key fob called iButton from Dallas Semiconductor, roughly the diameter of a dime, and advanced software technology from Sun Microsystems and Sensoria, allows the LS to program a driver's preferred stations, memorize electronic phone books, adjust the temperature and seat and instantly display a day's errands. The vehicle made its worldwide debut at Convergence 2000 today in Detroit.