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Ford Unlocks Sync AppLink Capability for 3.4 Million 2010 and Newer Vehicles

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 1/4/2014 Edward A. Sanchez

It used to be new car buyer's remorse came in the form of newer, more powerful engines, fancier trim levels, or new colors becoming available after you bought your car. With constantly-evolving technology, the new source of buyer's remorse is incompatibility on your "old" car with the latest mobile electronics and apps. But if you're the owner of a 2010 or newer Ford vehicle equipped with Sync or MyFord touch, you'll soon be able to upgrade to take advantage of Ford's new AppLink system.

The update, expected to be released later in 2014, will be free to current owners, and will enable the integration of apps such as TuneIn, iHeartRadio, NPR and 60 other apps. How the upgrade will be installed on legacy vehicles was not announced. Past MyFord Touch and Sync updates have been available via a USB flash drive for self-installations, or updated by service technicians at the dealership.

MyFord Touch interface© Provided by MotorTrend MyFord Touch interface

Along with the announcement of the expansion of AppLink capability on older models, Ford also announced the appointment of Don Butler in the newly-created position of executive director of Connected Vehicle and Services. Butler was most recently vice president of global strategy for Cadillac.

Source: Ford


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