One of the trend tracks I attended yesterday at the Forward with Ford 2011 conference was called Emerging Technologies. During this session Ford demonstrated Applink, which is a SYNC component and how it works with Pandora.
SYNC AppLink is a free software program from Ford that works with smartphone apps to give you voice control. So for example, you could command Pandora, which is an Internet radio service, to change the station.
It is integrated into the car display.
If you are an iPhone user you have to connect via USB, where as Android and Blackberry owners can connect via Bluetooth.
It’s very cool technology which can only get better in time. More Ford car models will come with SYNC as standard (in the US). And if you are in the UK stay tuned, we should have it soon.
Take a look at this short video to see SYNC AppLink working with Pandora.
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