Ford to Reveal Another Upgraded Sync Application

Ford plans to unveil the new version of SYNC at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, in January. The updated version will include a feature that will allow the system to work with virtually any application on a motorist's cell phone or music player, sources told DetNews.

This might be the dream come true of any IInternet freak, as/she he will no longer miss the computer, even when on route. With SYNC, the driver will be able to stream music from Internet radio service Pandora through their car's stereo or have SYNC read incoming messages from their friends on Twitter.

No hands will be needed, as drivers will be able to control these applications using SYNC's voice controls or listen to information using its text-to-speech system. Some of SYNC’s applications will also be able to provide information about nearby businesses and attractions.

"Ford is once again the first to create a new technology," said analyst Mark Boyadjis of iSuppli Corp. "They are the first ones to integrate social media into the automobile."

"Fords used to be a pretty basic, plain-Jane car. Even the Lincolns were little more than leather and some sound-deadening," Boyadjis said. "Now, their cars are literally at the top of the space when it comes to technology. It has helped Ford gain market share from General Motors and Chrysler."

The Sync application has been offered as an option by Ford since 2007. At this moment, over 70 percent of the Ford, Lincoln or Mercury buyers also go for the SYNC system.
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