Ford To Release SDK And API Based On Sync Technology
October 11, 2010 at 12:28 PM (PT)
Technology continues to advance into the dashboard as FORD announced plans at the CTIA trade show in SAN FRANCISCO for a software developer kit and application programming interface based on its SYNC in-car technology, which will enable developers to produce hands-free apps.
PC MAGAZINE reports "The SYNC Mobile Application Developer Network will allow developers to create a voice UI for apps using the in-vehicle speech recognition system; write information to the radio head display or in-vehicle touch screen; speak text using text-to-speech engine; use the in-vehicle menu system to provide commands or options for mobile apps; get button presses from the radio and steering wheel controls; and receive vehicle data."
"Car and wireless connectivity will only grow even closer together as more and more customers demand seamless connectivity between home, office, and vehicle," FORD VP/Global Product Development DERRICK KUZAK said. "FORD has been a leader in in-car communications, but we could not have accomplished as much as we have without plenty of commitment and partnership."