2009 Los Angeles Auto Show
2011 Ford Fiesta
“The growth in smartphone mobile apps has been explosive, and Ford has worked hard to respond at the speed of the consumer electronics market,” said Doug VanDagens, director of Ford’s Connected Services Organization. “SYNC is the only connectivity system available that can extend that functionality into the car. AppLink will allow drivers to control some of the most popular apps through SYNC’s voice commands and steering wheel buttons, helping drivers keep their hands on the wheel and eyes on the road.”
According to Ford, studies have shown that mobile app development is targeted to grow into a $4 billion industry by 2012. That growth will continue into 2015 with mobile devices such as Android phones becoming the major source for Internet access by consumers. So with the launch of the 2011 Ford Fiesta, for is killing to birds with one stone: 1) changing the reputation of global small cars in the U.S. 2) providing features that you might not even find on the highest luxury brands. Not to shabby for a car starting at $13,320.
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