At the Mobile Developer Summit 2013 Ford has introduced the SYNC AppLink. In essence SYNC AppLink allows greater communication between smartphone apps and AppLink-equipped vehicles through voice commands and will be launched in India in 2014.
“We are excited about bringing SYNC AppLink to India and will offer industry-exclusive voice control technology for smartphone apps thereby providing drivers the convenience to access content and information while on-the-go. SYNC AppLink™ is an exciting addition to Ford’s class leading connectivity technology and goes further in personalizing the in-car experience.” says David Huang, senior manager at Ford Asia Pacific’s Technology and Business Development, Connected Services and keynote speaker at Mobile Developer Summit 2013.
With this customers can control apps from their smartphones using the car's voice control system through the Ford SYNC.
“India today has more than 65 million smartphone users who want to stay connected wherever they are. Keeping them in mind, Ford has been driving consumer focused innovation in automotive technology. The journey, which started with the introduction of Bluetooth connectivity in Ford Figo, has gone on to introduce the first in segment Voice Control in the Global Fiesta and the world class SYNC® technology in Ford EcoSport. With every step, we have allowed seamless connectivity, entertainment and convenience and are excited to take it forward with SYNC AppLink keeping our customers in mind.” Vinay Piparsania, executive director, Marketing, Sales and Service said.
Ford is the only automobile manufacturer at Mobile Developer Summit in Bangalore. Under the Global Developer Program, Ford will invite software developers to create voice-activated mobile app experiences for Ford vehicles.