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Ford beaming Sync software to assembly line cars

Ford will tap into the power of Wi-Fi by wirelessly sending its Sync in-car software to vehicles as they’re built on the assembly line.

Touting itself as the first automaker to use Wi-Fi on the assembly line, Ford said Thursday that the new process will cut out the need to build and store Sync modules for each car, helping to reduce costs, streamline manufacturing, and ultimately improve quality. The process takes advantage of the Sync system’s built-in Wi-Fi that Ford added earlier this year.

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