Jimmy Carr and Jay Leno Communicate Across The Atlantic With Ford SYNC Technology

Jimmy Carr

Jimmy Carr

Ford has installed the Ford SYNC system on over 3 million vehicles since it was introduced with the Ford Focus. The system, currently available in the US, is scheduled to launch in the UK in 2012.

As part of the Ford of Britain Centenary Tour, Ford SYNC technology has been used to allow Jimmy Carr and Jay Leno to communicate across the Atlantic. Leno was parked in Hollywood, which carr was outside the Corn Exchange in King's Lynn.

"It's great to do something that is cutting edge, to chat about cars, gadgets and have a laugh," said Carr.

The comedians used Ford SYNC WiFi capability with an external USB broadband modem which is plugged into the vehicle's media system, making the car a WiFi hotspot. Ford SYNC provides access for 5 devices.

Carr and Leno used Skype on iPad 2s to video-call each other across the Atlantic.

Jay Leno, said: "Bad cars don't really exist so car makers are increasing looking for ways to make their models stand out. The one place we spend more time than anywhere except our house or office is the car. It's not a surprise people want the same gadgetry on the road."

Ford has installed the Ford SYNC system on over 3 million vehicles since it was introduced with the Ford Focus. The system, currently available in the US, is scheduled to launch in the UK in 2012.

Published 3 October 2011 Staff

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