I enjoy reading articles about annual awards for mobile technology and this year you may be as surprised as I was by one of the Fast Company Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Mobile awardees. You see, Ford Motor Company made the list along with Google, Apple, Amazon, and HTC. We heard a lot about Ford and it SYNC platform over the last several months along with the recent MyFord Touch driver interface. Ford is working hard to bring your mobile life into your vehicle and from talking with people who have tried it they all love what SYNC provides them. Ford is the only automaker to ever be featured in this Top 10 Mobile list and made the 5th spot.
Mark Fields, Ford president, The Americas, stated:
This honor represents Ford’s commitment to innovation and development of technology that enhances the driving experience and adds real value to the consumer. We’re very proud of this recognition from Fast Company, and it is truly an accomplishment to be named amongst some of the leading technology innovators and mobile application developers.
As a mobile enthusiast, I have to honestly say that all the talk and commercials showing off Ford SYNC have me thinking a Ford is top on my list the next time I need to purchase a car. Ford worked with Microsoft to develop and roll out SYNC and from everything we know SYNC is quite popular and doing well. Did you know that some cool applications have already implemented Ford's SYNC API to allow you to voice control them via Bluetooth? They include Pandora, Stitcher, and Open Beak with more to come.
Any readers have a Ford with SYNC and if so, what do you think of the technology?