"While you're driving to grandm's house, your spouse can be finishing the holiday shopping and the kids can be chatting with friends and updating their Facebook profiles,"ť said Mark Fields, Ford president of The Americas, in a statement. "And you're not paying for yet another mobile subscription or piece of hardware because Ford will let you use technology you already have."ť
The capability will be standard on certain Sync-equipped Ford vehicles, although the Dearborn automaker hasn't confirmed availability yet. Unlike rival systems from General Motors and Chrysler, the Ford system will be available direct from the factory.