Gary Jablonski, manager of infotainment systems, Ford

Gary Jablonski, manager of infotainment systems, and Lou Ann Hammond, CEO,, sat in a Ford on the floor of the Chicago auto show to show her the SYNC.

SYNC will show up in some Ford models in 2007, more in 2008. By the time the product is fully rolled out the exclusive agreement with Microsoft will be over and the aftermarket manufacturers are concerned.

About the Author:

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 the Concept Car of the Year, and former member of the North American Car and Truck of the Year #NACTOY. She is a guest contributor for Via Corsa magazine and Vicarious magazine.

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