Posted By Chris Elliott
Senior Marketing Communications Manager
This month, we marked the 5th anniversary of Ford SYNC and 5 million SYNC-equipped vehicles on the road. This is a major milestone for both companies and the technology, so needless to say, we’ve been celebrating a bit!
The old saying goes, “it takes a village to raise a child.” The same goes for creating an industry leading in-car technology like SYNC. At the Seattle Auto show this month, we brought in our connected car team within Windows Embedded to celebrate our partnership and milestones with Ford. More than 100 of our engineers were on hand, along with Ford's Director of Electrical and Electronics Systems Jim Buczkowski. And of course, there was cake—the only way to celebrate right.
We’ve also been enjoying SYNC’s success with Ford fans across the country! We recently held a sweepstakes on Twitter giving people an opportunity to win an Xbox 360 with Kinect by tweeting about their favorite SYNC feature. Here’s what you had to say about what you like best about SYNC:
You love the music features SYNC offers, especially the ability to stream apps like Pandora. And it doesn’t hurt that you can do it all by voice!
— Matthew Phenix (@mattphenix) November 16, 2012
— Marco Castro (@marcocastro__) November 16, 2012
— Debenex (@Billyboi101) November 15, 2012
— Sean Reese (@SeanReese0102) November 13, 2012
— Danny Saulsgiver (@DannySaulsgiver) November 16, 2012
The navigation feature keeps you from getting lost, plus, the SYNC lady is friendly!
— jkozloff (@jkozloff) November 16, 2012
You love how easy SYNC is to use, and how well it integrates with your other devices.
— Alexandre Smith (@BigAndre61) November 14, 2012
— Michael Brengartner (@TheTallMike) November 9, 2012
SYNC lets you make a call while keeping your hands and your eyes free, plus, it’s pretty cool to be able to talk to your car.
— Hayden McCabe (@HaydenMcCabe) November 17, 2012
— Le (@m00sick) November 14, 2012
— Paul Gaecke (@pjgaecke) November 14, 2012
— Besmir (@Bdem1991) November 13, 2012
— jordan dennis (@JordanWDennis) November 12, 2012
And lastly, you love that SYNC is powered by Microsoft. We love that part too!
— Sally! at the Disco (@retribution386) November 13, 2012
Thanks again to everyone who entered and congratulations to our winners!