The New Ford SYNC

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Description

At CES, Ford CEO Alan Mulally unveiled a new version of the SYNC technology. Although SYNC has been around for awhile, the newly upgraded version now includes features like personalized news, traffic reports, and turn-by-turn directions that use the vehicle’s audio and radio system. SYNC also works with mobile phones to enable hands-free calling and media control.

The new services will come without a monthly subscription fee for the first three years. (Years! Not months – years!) When you customize Sync, those customizations will stay with your phone and are able to be used in other Sync-equipped vehicles, so you never have to start from scratch when buying a new car.

To take advantage of the service, SYNC users simply pair their Bluetooth-enabled phone with SYNC and activate the service via www.syncmyride.com.

You can get the new version of SYNC on 2010 vehicles from Ford, Lincoln and Mercury.

The Discussion

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    quikboy

    I wish Sync could be offered to other car makers. I'm not sure how much Ford has developed into the Sync technology, but I hope Microsoft could release it to other automakers too.

    I don't have a problem with Ford vehicles, but I'd love to see Sync spread. It really is an innovative technology.

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    quikboy

    I wish Sync could be offered to other car makers. I'm not sure how much Ford has developed into the Sync technology, but I hope Microsoft could release it to other automakers too.

    I don't have a problem with Ford vehicles, but I'd love to see Sync spread. It really is an innovative technology.

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