TodayApril 16, 2022

Ford unveils Sync 3 with Panasonic

Panasonic partners with Ford

Elizabeth Halash, Ford Motor Sync3 engineer, talks to Driving the Nation about the 3rd generation SYNC from Ford Motor Company. For the first time, Ford is not partnering with Microsoft, but with Panasonic on the SYNC3. Ford has also dropped the My Ford Touch nomenclature.

In 2007 Ford partnered with Microsoft and showcased their first SYNC, software that allowed your smartphone to Bluetooth to your Ford seamlessly. Today’s SYNC 3 is partnered with Panasonic and MyFord touch is no longer a project. Raj Nair, Ford’s Chief Technology Officer said that 95 percent of all Fords sold in the US in 2014 had a Sync system of some sort on board, making that a total of more than 10 million Sync-equipped cars sold. Ford will also have demos of the latest AppLink-enabled apps including Life360 and AccuWeather at Showstoppers, a nighttime event for journalists at the Wynn Hotel.

Lou Ann Hammond

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and board member of the Women in Automotive.