Ford Says Sync Included On Over 3 Million Vehicles
January 4, 2011 at 5:51 AM (PT)
FORD is welcoming the New Year and the INTERNATIONAL CES by announcing that its FORD SYNC in-car connectivity system has been installed in over three million vehicles since its late 2007 introduction.
"FORD SYNC is clearly making a difference in our customer experience," said KEN CZUBAY, FORD VP/U.S. Marketing, Sales and Service. "Not only is it proving to differentiate our products from the competition, SYNC is becoming a key point of satisfaction."
"When we introduced SYNC, we were committed to making voice recognition a highly useful tool for the driver, and this research confirms we're on track," said JIM BUCZKOWSKI, a HENRY FORD Technical Fellow and director of FORD Electronics and Electrical Systems Engineering, Research and Advanced Engineering. "FORD remains committed to being the company that will continue to raise the bar on voice recognition as the primary user interface -- giving customers the connectivity they want while helping them keep their eyes on the road and hands on the wheel."
The SYNC system, based on the MICROSOFT WINDOWS Embedded Automotive operating system, allows smartphone apps to be controlled by the car's buttons and voice controls, including PANDORA and STITCHER, through its "AppLink" technology.