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Ford Seeking to Add Smartphone Apps to SYNC

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Oct 8, 2010, 11:55 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

Ford today announced that it is working with developers to bring smartphone applications to the dashboards of its cars via its SYNC technology. It is making a software development kit (SDK) and application programming interfaces (APIs) available to developers so they can modify existing apps to work hands-free using voice recognition through Ford SYNC. Ford believes this will lead to safer driving. Ford is initially targeting applications such as news, weather, entertainment, location-based services, financial and scheduling services. Ford also announced that it has adopted the Message Access Profile (MAP) Bluetooth profile, which will allow Ford's SYNC-equipped cars to read incoming text messages and emails aloud to drivers. Drivers will also be able to dictate messages, though they will be limited to 15 preset responses.

more info at Ford Motor Company »

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how long till these things are outlawed? bob a Oct 9, 2010, 11:42 AM
 
 
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