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

Ford Goes Wireless With In-Car Wi-Fi

Ford's Borg-like Sync system will allow in-car Wi-Fi capability through user's mobile device in its next-gen system. With an appropriate USB mobile broadband modem, passengers can now tweet "I Spy" findings from the road. » 12/21/09 9:30am 12/21/09 9:30am

Ford's Alan Mulally To Deliver 2010 CES Keynote

Consumer Electronics Association President Gary Shapiro announced this afternoon Ford's President and CEO Alan Mulally would be delivering the keynote address at the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show. Supposedly, he'll be showing off new hotness in the SYNC system. » 9/21/09 6:00pm 9/21/09 6:00pm

EXCLUSIVE: Sync Video Teases Lincoln Detroit Auto Show Concept

We happened upon this preview of the Sync concept from CES installed in a concept car sharing the same marketing visuals as the Lincoln brand. We're assuming we'll see it at the Detroit Auto Show. » 1/08/09 9:20pm 1/08/09 9:20pm

CES: Ford Sync Heading To Europe, Sync Concept Hinted At

Yesterday we revealed Ford Sync upgrades like turn-by-turn directions and traffic avoidance. Today we can say Sync is heading to Europe there's next-generation system brewing, call it a Sync concept, including Apple-like apps. » 1/08/09 7:30pm 1/08/09 7:30pm

CES: Ford Upgrades Sync With Turn-By-Turn Navigation

Since introduction in 2007, Sync has been a huge success for Ford, closing on 1 million systems sold. Today at CES, Ford's announced some next-generation upgrades including turn-by-turn navigation. » 1/07/09 9:30pm 1/07/09 9:30pm

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…

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