FORD LOOK TO DEVELOP CAR AND VAN TECHNOLOGY FURTHER
With the recent announcement that the Ford SYNC in-car system would be hitting the UK shores even sooner than expected, many in the UK are already busy searching for applications that will be made available to make their driving experience even more enjoyable.
Ford have once again shown that they are intent on developing their infotainment system by announcing that they will be hosting another development competition. Budding designers will have the chance to broaden the blue oval's already wide selection of applications.
The AppLink Developer challenge will once again see Ford developers throw down the gauntlet in a bid to impress the company and create the most car friendly application. The event will take place next month at what has become one of the most important events for technology showcasing in the world, the TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon in San Francisco.
Teams of 10 developers will pit themselves against each other to create an application, which if successful could become an official Ford approved app.
There are already 1 million vehicles fitted with SYNC and using the AppLink system, with Ford commenting that this number is only the tip of the iceberg now that the system is becoming globally available. Set to be released in the upcoming Focus ST, SYNC could become a standard feature in a whole range of cars and new Ford vans such as the Ford Transit in the future.