After five years, Ford Sync has been installed in five million vehicles

Ford Sync with NPR

Sync, the in-car connectivity system designed by Microsoft, has reached a significant milestone: Ford has sold its five millionth vehicle with the interactive dashboard. The two companies announced the figure yesterday, crediting the success to the open nature of the Sync platform, which allows a wealth of devices and apps to take advantage of its connectivity. What does the future hold for Sync now that it’s hit the five million mark? Microsoft describes how the next step involves “intelligent vehicles” that leverage cloud-based storage and onboard sensors, but more obvious enhancements such as improved language recognition and learning are also on the horizon. While Ford and Microsoft are looking to the future, the video…

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