NEW, FREE FORD SYNC 3 APPLINK EMULATOR SOFTWARE TO SPEED DEVELOPMENT OF NEW APP-ENABLED EXPERIENCES FOR THE CAR

With more than 15 million SYNC®-equipped vehicles on roads around the world today and 43 million expected by 2020, Ford is introducing a free tool for smartphone app developers aimed at making it easy and cost-efficient to develop in-car apps compatible with the company’s SYNC 3 communications and entertainment system. Downloadable from the Ford Developer … Continue reading

SMART CARS MEET SMART HOMES: FORD EXPLORING SYNC INTEGRATION WITH AMAZON ECHO AND ALEXA, WINK

Ford is exploring linking smart devices like Amazon Echo and Wink to its vehicles to allow consumers to control lights, thermostats, security systems and other features of their homes from their car, and to stop, start, lock, unlock and check their vehicle’s fuel range from the comforts of their couch.   Ford is working to … Continue reading

Happy Valentine’s Day!

On behalf of all of us here at Academy Ford, Happy Valentine’s Day!  And we would like to keep it happy for you with a great date night this Valentine’s Day. And here’s how… If you own a Ford vehicle equipped with AppLink, download the BeCouply app NOW!  BeCouply has designed an app to make it … Continue reading

Apps are the Future

A recent survey by Nielsen showed that more than half of mobile phone owners in the United States use a smartphone, and the population of smartphone users is expected to double by 2015.  Also, two-thirds of new handsets are enabled to run applications and American users have an average of 67 apps on their devices.  … Continue reading

The Evolution of SYNC

As the leader in automotive technology, Ford is a regular attendee of the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) that takes place every January in Las Vegas.  Ford first launched SYNC at CES in 2007, and then showed up the following year with additional functionality to SYNC in terms of features and services.  SYNC is the … Continue reading