January 12, 2007
Ford Sync wins People’s Voice Award at consumer electronics show
The Ford Sync system will first be seen in the 2008 Ford Focus, pictured here. Click image to enlarge
Dearborn, Michigan – Ford Sync, the in-vehicle voice-activated technology and entertainment system developed in partnership with Microsoft, has won the People’s Voice award at the 2007 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
Visitors to the show voted Sync as the most significant new product introduced at the show. The award is the second one for the system, which earned the Editor’s Choice award from Popular Mechanics earlier in the show.
Sync allows customers to bring nearly any mobile phone or digital media player into a vehicle and operate it by voice command, or by using the steering wheel or radio controls. The system will first be seen in the 2008 Ford Focus, followed by the Fusion, Five Hundred, Edge, Freestyle, Explorer and Sport Trac, on the Lincoln MKX and MKZ, and in the Mercury Milan, Montego and Mountaineer. The technology is exclusive to Ford through 2008 and will be expanded to all Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles in the near future.