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If there's one automotive company that's really making a play to integrate with those on the cutting-edge of tech, it's Ford. The company made a big stand when they announced that Microsoft's SYNC system would be behind their in-car NAV and entertainment options, and that has been rapidly branching out ever since. This week, the SYNC AppLink is making its debut. It's an industry-first software application that gives SYNC users hands-free voice control of their smartphone apps, and it's available now for Ford Fiesta owners. Pandora internet radio, Stitcher news radio and OpenBeak are the first SYNC-enabled... Read more...
The Jetsons made us confident that we would one day talk to our vehicles, and while we expected to be flying around in spaceships by this point, talking to cars will work as a concession. Ford has enabled drivers to speak to their automobiles for awhile now through Microsoft's SYNC system, but to this point, all of the chatter was simply controlling the car's internal systems. What if you could speak to your car, and have the car control something else? It's a crazy thought, but it's happening on every 2011 Ford with SYNC.It will start with the 2011 Fiesta, which will be the first vehicle equipped... Read more...