Computing History Museum Welcomes Ford SYNC
07/17/2012

Ford SYNC recently inducted into the Computer History Museum as innovative embedded vehicle technology.

Online PR News – 17-July-2012 – Albuquerque, NM – Four years after making its initial debut in the 2008 Ford Focus, the original Ford SYNC has been inducted into the Computer History Museum at California’s Silicon Valley in Mountain View, California. Sitting alongside technological artifacts such as the AntiKythera Mechanism and the Atanasoff-Berry Computer, the award-winning Ford SYNC currently provides a successful in-car connectivity system in more than four million cars currently on the road.

Powered by Windows Embedded Automotive software platform, the Ford SYNC has continued to add services and technology since its successful 2008 launch. Those technologies include the 911 assist, vehicle health report, Sync services such as the GPS-based local search and navigation, as well as additional features including the Destinations smartphone application and AppLink that employs the Sync voice control to navigate and manage other smartphone applications.

“We are honored. SYNC has helped us move faster than what is usually assumed of an automaker, providing a new level of openness and access that has forever changed how we look at our business and respond to our customers,” said Ford Research and Innovation chief technical officer and vice president Paul Mascarenas. “Ultimately, SYNC embodies what Ford is all about: going further to transform innovative ideas into products that are affordable, attainable and valuable to millions of people.”

What began as a discussion between Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford and former Microsoft CEO Bill Gates in 2005 at the Microsoft Global Automotive Summit, this revolutionary technological design changed the way drivers navigate and paved the way for next generation of embedded vehicle features. While currently used by 4 million cars today, Ford expects that number to increase to 9 million once the technology is introduced into products worldwide.

Don Chalmers Ford is proud to sell a large quantity of SYNC enabled new and used cars at their Albuquerque, NM dealership. For more information on these cars or the SYNC technology, visit the Don Chalmers Ford website http://DonChalmersFord.com or connect with them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/donchalmersford.

About Don Chalmers Ford:

Don Chalmers Ford is proud to serve the Albuquerque, New Mexico area. Carrying a full line of new and used Ford cars, Don Chalmers Ford offers the best selection when it comes to purchasing a vehicle. The knowledgeable service department at Don Chalmers Ford is prepared to assist with routine maintenance or major repairs and the Parts Department offers a full selection of Ford parts and accessories. Don Chalmers Ford is Albuquerque’s community minded Ford dealer!