Ford Sync Works in 19 Languages Worldwide

Ford Sync and Babylon on your dashboard – this system is available in different languages around the world!

Ford Sync, introduced in January 2007, works with 19 languages worldwide.
The expansion brings convenience of SYNC to a much larger audience of potential customers, said Ford President and CEO Alan Mulally, who kicked off a global launch at a tech show in Germany in late Feb. 2011.
SYNC was originally launched in North American in 2007 with three languages – English, Spanish and French. New languages will be available first in Europe in 2012 with the introduction in the Ford Focus. This expansion of languages sets an industry benchmark for automotive voice recognition capability.
Mulally added, “Sync is a smart and simple way to connect drivers with in-car technologies and their digital lives.”
At the heart of SYNC is the speech engine and Ford is working with its speech technology partner, Nuance Communications, to deliver a similar experience across the multiple languages. Since the system has expanded across the United States – Sync is now in more than 3 million vehicles – Ford and Nuance have bridged the problems of one system understanding everything from ValleyGirl speak to Southern drawl. Continue reading