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Ford Expands Connected Car APP, SYNC AppLink

| January 12, 2014

Ford APPFord Motors has announced that its is expanding the availability of its connected car APP, known as SYNC AppLink™, to reach 3.4 million more vehicles currently on the road.

Since its launch in 2010, Ford has migrated SYNC AppLink to more products and customers around the world, enabling vehicle owners to access and control smartphone apps including TuneIn, NPR and iHeartRadio via voice command. More than 1-million vehicles equipped with SYNC AppLink are on the road today.

Currently, SYNC AppLink allows users to seamlessly control over 60 smartphone mobile apps – on both iOS and Android platforms – using the car’s voice commands, enabling drivers to keep their eyes on the road and hands on the wheel. Ford is the first automaker to offer an open developer program, www.developer.ford.com, to help keep customers connected inside the vehicle and will continue to add new SYNC-enabled smartphone apps to enhance the driving experience.

Like virtually all car companies, Ford hopes to turn the connected vehicle into an intelligent vehicle, one that simplifies and personalizes the in-vehicle experience for the consumer.

Leading the newly aligned organization is automotive and telematics industry veteran Don Butler, who brings substantial experience to the role.  Butler will report to Nair, with matrix reporting to Farley and Nick Smither, group vice president and chief information officer.

More information at: www.ford.com.

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