Ford shows off updated Sync integration for iPhone

Ford has quite the presence at CES 2012. From the slick Evos concept car to the upcoming Focus Electric (with nice mobile app integration) and 2013 Ford Fusion, Ford has a strong showing (which is impressive, when you consider that the Detroit Auto Show is also this week). In addition to the mobile integration going with the Focus Electric, Ford's moving forward full stream with their in-car infotainment system Sync. Powered by Microsoft's Windows Embedded Automotive operating system, Sync has been leading the in-car media game for a few years now, and the latest version naturally kicks things up another notch. Sync integrates with BlackBerry, iPhone, and Android devices, allowing a driver to control apps on the device with a combination of voice commands, steering wheel controls, and the center stack and touchscreen.

Derek Kessler

Derek Kessler is Special Projects Manager for Mobile Nations. He's been writing about tech since 2009, has far more phones than is considered humane, still carries a torch for Palm, and got a Tesla because it was the biggest gadget he could find. You can follow him on Twitter at @derekakessler.

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  • "Sync has been leading the in-car media game for a few years now" Really???? Sorry but my mileage varies considerably. I can say "Bluetooth On" to my Ford all day long and this delightful Microsoft product will reply with a calm and soothing "Bluetooth is Off." All, day, long. Most infuriating piece of software I own. I read these articles mostly to look for announcements on how to overwrite the piece-of-Microsoft product I'm currently stuck with.
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  • If I would have known how inefficient, frustrating, and downright ineffective SYNC is, I would not have purchased the F-150 I got in 2010. For example, by the time I ask for and then (eventually) get the SYNC voice to give me directions, I am either lost or already at my destination (thanks to the GPS I needed to buy so I could get directional information efficiently). SYNC IS A TERRIBLE, TERRIBLE PROGRAM!!!!!!!!!!!!
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