When you think of Silicon Valley's Computer History Museum, you may imagine Eniac, or a DEC PDP-8, perhaps even such early personal computers as the Altair and Apple II. Well, think SYNC, too. Curators at the museum have added Ford's SYNC in-car connectivity and communications system to its permanent collection. The system, introduced in Fall 2007 as a $395 option on the restyled 2008 Ford Focus, was an instant hit, boosting Ford's awareness and credibility among tech-savvy younger drivers. It also, Ford said later, raised the average purchase price of the then-aging Focus model by several...
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