Engadget was invited by Ford to its Premier Auto Group headquarters in Irvine, California to talk about the future of Sync. During demos, they got glimpse of Ford’s future infotainment (information + entertainment = infotainment) platform.

According to the company, Sync v2.0 debuts in November, bringing tighter integration with Ford’s syncmyride.com portal, providing owners with in-depth online vehicle health reports. Also in the cards is E911 support, which automatically places an emergency call as soon as the vehicle detects airbag deployment (like GM’s OnStar).

Sync 3, scheduled to debut "sometime in 2009," will bring traffic, news, sports and weather to Ford vehicles without requiring navigation or a monthly subscription. On the infotainment front, however, 2009 Ford vehicles with the navigation option can subscribe to Sirius Travel Link for $7 a month, enabling real-time traffic info, coast to coast weather, local gas station listings sorted by price, movie show-times and sports scores.


Source: Engadget

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