Ford to launch SyncLink at CES, iPhone-like apps coming to you car

2009 Ford Focus - SYNC

According to the Free Press, FoMoCo plans on unveiling a new application for its Sync system that will allow drivers to connect to the Internet and play music from sites such as Pandora. The Dearborn automaker also has plans to launch other Web applications.

Internally known as SyncLink, the feature will allow companies to develop apps for the Sync system in an open source environment similar to the ones created for the Apple iPhone.

Spokesman Alan Hall says that FoMoCo anticipates that SyncLink will spur up developments of applications related to social networking, news and vehicle information such as fuel-economy, safety and much more.

SyncLink is going to make its official debut at the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Jan. 7.

– By: Kap Shah

Source: Free Press