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Baseball Fans Get Hands-free Updates from Ford SYNC

Ford owners who also happen to be fantasy baseball players can now rest assured they will be both safe and informed when it comes to the sport. The American manufacturer has just announced they can now get weekly player updates in their vehicle on-demand and hands-free through Ford SYNC with Traffic, Directions and Information Services.

All they need is a Bluetooth-enabled phone with an active SYNC Services account. Once connected to Services, the driver simply says “Sports,” then “Baseball” then “Fantasy Update.”

The weekly leaders in both the American League and National League are then read out aloud, along with hitting statistics including batting average, home runs, RBIs, stolen bases and runs scored. Pitching statistics include records, saves and strikeouts.

“It’s been estimated that nearly 7 million people play fantasy baseball, and all of them scramble to get any kind of information about the very best players they should be putting in their lineups,” said David Gersabeck, SYNC Services product manager. “This is all about giving our customers what they want. The Fantasy Update feature on SYNC gives our customers fantasy baseball updates quickly and concisely using easy voice commands.”

SYNC Services users can also press the voice button and say the command “Services” to access a wide range of cloud-based on-demand voice-activated features and information, including turn-by-turn navigation, business search, traffic, news coverage, sports reports, weather forecasts and even horoscopes and stock prices.

The most recent additions to the Services network include movie listings and travel information, offering a direct connection to 150 airlines, 50 hotel chains and 11 of the largest rental car companies in the U.S.


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