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Here's the first official pic of the Ford Sync system we managed to have a play with at CES yesterday.Promising to be the sonic screwdriver of in-car

Here's the first official pic of the Ford Sync system we managed to have a play with at CES yesterday.Promising to be the sonic screwdriver of in-car entertainment it talks via Bluetooth or USB to all myriad of mobile phones, MP3 players and storage devices, allowing teched-up drivers to smugly operate them by steering wheel controls, the car's head unit or voice commands.Names and numbers are transferred over wirelessly and automatically for handsfree calling and it can read tracklists from MP3 players and music phones. Shout out 'play Van Halen' and the car instantly spins David Lee Roth's dulcet tones and Eddie’s fretboard shredding.It'll even read out smutty texts and reply with one of 20 predefined responses - 'I'm driving, will call back later', par example.Ford and Microsoft (for it is they who provide the software) say regular updates will ensure compatibility with new gadgets. Our first impressions are that it really does work. No word on a UK release yet but it should be available on all US Fords before the end of the year.

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