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    Report: Ford ditching Microsoft in favour of BlackBerry QNX for next-gen Sync? [w/video]
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    Ask the average consumer – at least, those who follow the goings-on in the automotive industry – which carmaker they'd most closely associate Microsoft, and the answer you'd most likely get would be Ford. The Blue Oval automaker, after all, was at the forefront of bringing Microsoft ...

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    Report: Amazon looking to bring Kindle to your next car?
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    Maybe so. The online retailer and digital media monolith recently announced the Amazon Cloud Player, an application for Ford Sync that allows users to stream media from their Amazon Cloud account directly to a Ford vehicle. This foray into automotive technology got the minds at Gigaom.com thinking ...

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    Report: Wired: Ford making Sync AppLink open source, free for any automaker to use
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    Automakers aren't necessarily known for their sharing skills unless some sort of mutual agreement is in place, but it seems that Ford is looking to create a universal architecture based on its Sync AppLink on which other companies (including rival automakers) can run in-car apps free of charge. ...

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    Official: Ford marks 5 million Sync-equipped vehicles over 5 years
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    It's pretty amazing how much in-car technology has advanced in recent years, and Ford's Sync system has been at the forefront of vehicle connectivity and infotainment. Since its debut on the 2008 Ford Focus, Ford says more than five million of its vehicles have been equipped with ...

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    Featured: Roximity deal provider app launches with Ford Sync as ally [w/video]
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    Wouldn't it be great if your car alerted you to nearby deals as you drove by them? Austin Gayer and Danny Newman's Roximity app will appeal to you, then. The duo explains it as "a location-based alert system that allows merchants to sign up for geo-aware location deals." In other words, when ...

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    Official: Ford's SYNC inducted into Computer History Museum [w/video]
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    We didn't even know there was a Computer History Museum, but that didn't stop the Mountain View, California institution from inducting Ford's SYNC infotainment system into its permanent collection. The seven-year-old in-car technology, first made available as an option on the 2008 Ford Focus for ...

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    Video: Ford attends Facebook Hackathon to create The Social Car
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    Most of us don't quite understand why we'd want Facebook in our cars, but during a recent Hackathon at Facebook's Palo Alto campus, the Blue Oval and the new Big Blue combined forces to go beyond status updates and photos sharing. In an effort to make a truly "social" car, devs from Facebook ...

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    Official: Ford says SYNC base is now 4M, will reach 13M by 2015
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    Ford SYNC is a success. The connectivity software has found its way into four million cars since its introduction in 2007. With European and Asian buyers getting SYNC for the first time this year, and North American offerings like the Fusion and Flex getting it as standard equipment, Ford expects ...

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    Ford set to double the amount of SYNC-controlled apps at CES
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    For the fourth year in a row, Ford is going big at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, and that includes the North American debut of the Evos concept, a new production car and even more SYNC-controlled apps. Next week at CES, Ford will reveal the 2013 Ford Fusion, which is also set to ...

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    Ford extending MAP text support to more models
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    In the sixth major software update to Ford's SYNC system, the automaker is extending Message Access Protocol (MAP) Bluetooth support to select 2011 and 2012 models, giving drivers the ability to have text messages and emails read aloud in their SYNC-equipped vehicles. MAP Bluetooth support has ...

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