“In-car entertainment technology is moving digital more rapidly than almost any other element of the vehicle experience.The in-car CD player and much like pay telephones are destined to fade away in the face of exciting new technology.” Sheryl Connelly, Global Trends and Futuring Manager, at Ford Motor Company, was quoted as saying by am-online.com
The number of CD albums sold in the UK fell 35 percent between 2006 and 2010,while the number of digital albums sales increased more than seven-fold, according to the British Phonographic Industry figures. Ford currently offers USB and audio connectivity across the Europe models, as well as secondary inputs for MP3 devices, to supplement the existing CD player.
Ford’s new Sync with MyFord Touch system in Europe will arrive first in the Focus and offers USB inputs. It is expected that Ford will have by 2015 two million vehicles equipped with the SYNC system.