Ford Reportedly Dumping Microsoft For Blackberry, Of All People

Ford's SYNC infotainment system is alright, I GUESS, as wonky automotive infotainment systems go. But apparently The Masses don't like it very much, so Ford is planning to dump the Microsoft Windows system on which it's based, for one based on a platform from BlackBerry. This should go well. » 2/23/14 1:09pm 2/23/14 1:09pm

Send Google Maps Directions To Your Ford For Free

The ongoing battle between GM's OnStar and Ford's SYNC reaches a new level with Ford planning to announce later today they'll offer Google Maps direction service for free to customers with SYNC system. The free "Send to SYNC" service for its SYNC infotainment system, allowing users to send directions from Google Maps… » 6/08/10 12:01am 6/08/10 12:01am

Lincoln Navigator Gets Sync Option, Ford Focus Not Included

For all those fans of the Microsoft Sync system not willing to strap into a Ford Focus to get it, rejoice and be glad, for now you can get it dealer installed in your new Lincoln Navigator. The announcement came today from the glass house that the luxo-barge will get the hand free all-in-one communication and… » 5/01/08 6:20pm 5/01/08 6:20pm

Expect Microsoft To Get Sync-y With Other Automakers

Ford's exclusive rights to the Microsoft Sync system are set to expire at the end of this year. As a result, Microsoft will be looking to work with more automakers to incorporate its Sync system, which I recently reviewed the hell out of. Martin Thall, general manager of Microsoft's automotive business, told the Freep » 2/22/08 4:00pm 2/22/08 4:00pm

Rescue 911: Ford Expands Sync With "911 Assist," Calls William Shatner for Free

Speak of the devil — the embargo's just dropped on Ford's newest addition to the Sync system unveiled tonight at the 2008 CES show by Microsoft's main man himself — Bill Gates. It's called "911 Assist" and it uses the bluetooth phone connection function of Sync to dial the local 911 operator through your phone if… » 1/06/08 9:30pm 1/06/08 9:30pm