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said Monday that it entered a joint venture with


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that will bring wireless services to automobiles.

The deal marks Ford's long-awaited entrance into telematics services, which include bringing phone, Internet and entertainment services to vehicles.

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The new company is tentatively called


and will be based in San Diego, the home of Qualcomm. Dearborn, Mich.-based Ford and Qualcomm both have equity stakes, although terms were not disclosed.

Ford expects more than a million of its new cars and trucks to be equipped for wireless services by the end of 2002, 3 million by 2003 and by 2004 every Ford vehicle will be equipped with a wireless system.

International Data Corp.

estimates that the telematics market will grow to $42 billion a year by 2010, from $1 billion in 1998.

Harel Kodesh, a former Microsoft executive, will be Wingcast's president and chief executive officer.

Ford closed Monday at 46 9/16, down 7/16. Qualcomm gained 2 1/2 to close Monday at 64 15/16.