According to the folks at Ford, 2012 Ford Mustang owners are next in line for SYNC AppLink, the industry-first software application that gives SYNC users hands-free voice control of their smartphone apps. For those of you wondering what the heck this is, SYNC AppLink is the free software program that gives SYNC users voice control of apps stored on their smartphone. Ford says Mustang will be the first vehicle that will offer AppLink with the standard SYNC interface, as well as be integrated into the optional Voice-Activated Navigation System, providing the additional convenience of an 8-inch touch screen for control. Sounds snazzy.
"Mustang is an exciting next addition to the AppLink portfolio, giving Ford the ability to offer more of our customers a smarter solution to using apps while in the car," said Doug VanDagens, director of Ford Connected Services. "We continue to move quickly and migrate smart technologies across our vehicle portfolio that deliver solutions customers are demanding."
Ford says that recent studies indicate 46 percent of adult smartphone users have apps on their phones and 36 percent of those admit to using those apps while commuting. Remember when your phone was a tool for talking? It's amazing how fast things change. Get all the details here.
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