Computex 2014: Ford to launch in-car connectivity solution in Taiwan, New Zealand, Thailand

At Computex 2014, Ford said it would launch its AppLink platform, an in-car connectivity solution, in Taiwan, New Zealand and Thailand in 2015 and Emergency Assistance technology in the Taiwanese market.

Trevor Worthington, vice president, Product Development, Ford Asia Pacific, said: “Our customers are going to love bringing their favorite apps into their cars using the AppLink platform, and our Emergency Assistance technology has reassured drivers in markets all over the globe with its first responder capabilities.”

Ford AppLink allows users to control their mobile apps using voice controls. On the other hand, Ford Emergency Assistance uses Ford’s in-car connectivity platform, SYNC, to connect vehicle occupants to emergency responders in the event of an accident, providing the emergency operators with GPS location details.

Ford in-car

Ford AppLink technology is already available in China, Australia and India this year. The company claims that it is experiencing substantial growth.

Ford SYNC system allows drivers to pair their mobile phones with the SYNC platform and control the radio, make and receive calls and operate more features hands-free using voice controls.

During Computex, Ford will be demonstrating its experimental vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications technology. The live demonstrations will feature two specially-equipped Ford Kugas in situations where V2V technology has the potential to help prevent collisions.

V2V, a Wi-Fi based radio system, allows cars to communicate with one another, enabling them to detect and alert drivers to hazards they may not be able to see yet. The technology lets cars share information about speed, position and predicted path with other vehicles.

The Emergency Assistance technology is already available in 9 million Ford vehicles worldwide.

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InfotechLead News Team

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