From Utah to New York, the Ford Motor Company has always had a reputation for staying ahead of the curve in the automotive industry. Currently, nothing is trendier than seamless connectivity for motorists. Not only does hands-free device linking make for safer driving, the practice is enjoyable and becoming more commonplace.
In order to help with such a paramount transition, Ford’s teamed up with Microsoft. Though Microsoft no longer provides the onboard operating system for Ford’s Sync 3 infotainment interface, the company continues to help Ford in the ways of cloud-based software updates.
Unbeknownst to Ford fans here in Utah and elsewhere, Ford and Microsoft have been working together for years. In December of 2014, Ford formally dropped Microsoft from their Sync 3 project, but decided to harness the genius of the multinational tech corporation to better provide cloud support for Ford and Lincoln vehicles.
Reports Freep.com of the project merger, “Microsoft’s Azure global cloud-based network will support Sync 3, Ford’s latest infotainment system. Sync 3 will replace MyFord Touch and MyLincoln Touch starting this summer with some 2016 model vehicles.”
Reportedly, by the end of 2016, all vehicles in the U.S. will be using Sync 3, including this year’s F150. Truthfully, and to the shock of few, Ford is much more than just the F150.