When we saw what Ford was doing at CES 2010 with the SYNC system, we were impressed. Well, it goes without saying that not only were we impressed, but the Fast Company was, too. They put Ford on the Top Ten “Most Innovative Companies” in mobile technology. Actually, it’s #5 on the list:
This is the first time an automaker has been featured on the Top 10 Mobile list. The honor goes to Ford from their work of with SYNC and the MyFord Touch driver interface. Collaborating with many different mobile device manufacturers, as well as software app developers and network providers.
One of those providers is Stitcher – a content provider of Podcasts and Internet radio over the iPhone, Android, Palm and Blackberry. All of Geekazine’s Podcasts are available on Stitcher. Other programs are Pandora, OpenBeak, Inrix, Microsoft and TeleNav, amongst other programs.
Mark Fields, Ford President for the Americas States:
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.”
Ford has also become the first automaker that announced hands-free command and control of smart phone applications. Ford SYNC is available in all cars created today. Ford, Lincoln, Mercury and Volvo are their other brands.