Posts tagged as: Sync

Ford Offers Apple Siri Eyes-Free to More than Five Millions Vehicles With Sync Update

Ford initially revealed the Sync version 3.8 update with Siri Eyes Free compatibility in October, but held off on a wide release for reasons only known to Ford. With Siri Eyes Free, owners of Sync-equipped cars are able to use in-car microphones and speakers to interact with Siri on a connected iPhone. In Ford’s setup, […]

Ford CEO Outlines CarPlay, Android Auto Integrations into Sync System

Ford, an early adopter of announced CarPlay support but well behind other manufacturers in actually implementing it, has finally detailed how it will integrate its own BlackBerry QNX-based Sync infotainment system with both Apple’s CarPlay and Google’s Android Auto in order to remove obstacles from car-buying choices. CEO Mark Fields said that CarPlay and Android […]

Ford Brings Voice Control for Smartphone Apps to 3 Million First-Generation SYNC Vehicles

Ford has expanded availability of SYNC AppLink to 3-million additional vehicles in the U.S. Owners of qualifying 2010-2013 model year vehicles with the first-generation SYNC system can simply download the AppLink software off their home computers and install in their cars using a USB stick. Ford first showed the first SYNC software back in 2007.  […]

Rumor Has Ford’s Picking BlackBerry’s QNX Over Microsoft for Next-Gen Sync

Ford will no longer use Microsoft Corp.’s Windows for Sync, instead basing the system on QNX, according to people briefed on the matter. Using QNX will be less expensive than licensing Microsoft technology and will improve the flexibility and speed of the next Sync system, the people, who asked not to be identified because the […]

Ford Launches AppLink 2.0

Ford Motor Company announced exciting new capabilities for SYNC AppLink in Europe, including the launch of Ford’s SYNC AppLink App Catalog, which enables users to identify AppLink-compatible apps and filter results based on location. The catalog will be available in six languages – English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Mandarin. Plus, Ford announced AppLink 2.0, […]

Ford Is the First Automaker to Launch MySXM and SiriusXM On Demand

Ford will be the first automaker to have in-vehicle access to the SiriusXM Internet Radio App in Ford vehicles equipped with SYNC AppLink. This will let Ford owners enjoy access to the MySXM and SiriusXM On Demand features of SiriusXM Internet Radio alongside satellite radio by using voice commands, steering wheel or radio controls. Once […]

Ford Returning Physical Controls to Entertainment System

Ford will be reverting back to offering in-car systems with physical controls rather than touchscreens and voice recognition, according to a report. The move will remove some of the added complexity of its Sync and MyFord Touch systems, in favor of the buttons and knobs that drivers are used to adjusting while driving. Global product […]

Ford SYNC AppLink Users Can Get Ad-Free Pandora Listening Through the End of the Year

Ford vehicles with SYNC AppLink can listen to their personalized music and comedy channels on Pandora completely free of advertising. With a smartphone connected to SYNC, Ford drivers can launch Pandora by pressing the voice button on the steering wheel and saying “mobile applications” and “Pandora” at the prompts. With Pandora running, drivers can select […]

2014 Ford Fiesta Will Sport MyFord Touch

  Great news for those of who love a nice small peppy card and tech.  Beginning next year, Ford will offer MyFord Touch with a new 6.5-inch LCD touch screen available on the 2014 Ford Fiesta.  Currently, you can only get SYNC and mono LCD on the Fiesta (see photo to the right). Ford announced […]

Dancing With the Stars Comes to Slacker Radio

Fans of reality hit “Dancing with the Stars” can have even more access to their favorite show, from the first cha-cha to the final waltz. ABC Radio has launched “Dancing with the Stars” Radio, giving listeners an interactive audio experience and unlimited access to the dance floor. Season 15 “Dancing with the Stars: All Stars” […]

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