Sync is a factory-installed in-car hands-free voice activated mobile phone communications and entertainment system that will be equipped optionally in all Ford cars including Ford Edge, Five Hundred, Freestyle, Sport-Trac, Explorer, Focus, Fusion, Mercury Milan, Mountaineer, Montego, Lincole MKX and MKZ this year, and on all Ford models by 2009. With Sync, drivers and motorists can have hands-free and voice activated control over their cellphone and portable music players which integrated with in-car microphone and sound system. Beside accepting voice commands, Sync, developed by Microsoft Auto, also able to translate and speak out the text messages (SMS) received, and comes with lots of Sync features.

Jalopnik has an exclusive hands-on on the Ford’s new infotainment system Sync at super-secret FoMoCo testing and development lab, and they have produced a video which showcases and demonstrates that usage and features of Sync in a Ford car. Jalopnik concludes after the sneak preview of Sync that “the Sync system is definitely the most robust system we’ve yet seen for connecting your personal audio and communication devices to your car for in-auto infotainment. The system’s just that good. Sync has one hell of an advanced voice recognition system — letting the driver play songs simply by depressing a voice activation button located on the steering wheel and speaking aloud the artist, album, genre or even the song title. And, as you can see from the above video, it actually works.”