Ford To Adopt Microsoft For In-Vehicle OS; Includes Digital Media Downloads

So says a story in WSJ: Ford will unveil next month a hands-free Bluetooth wireless system and in-vehicle OS developed by Microsoft for its entire lineup. The new system, to be dubbed Sync, will allow for hands-free phone communication and other wireless info transfers inside the car, including the ability to receive e-mail and download music.
The effort, the broadest between Microsoft and a mainstream auto maker selling cars in the U.S., follows the company’s recent decisions to expand satellite-radio offerings and introduce features such as iPod jacks.


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