Nuance Speech Now Available through Ford SYNC in Twelve 2008 Ford, Lincoln and Mercury Models

Nuance Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: NUAN) today announced that Nuance® speech solutions are being shipped within Ford SYNC™ for twelve Ford, Lincoln and Mercury models for 2008. SYNC, a new factory-installed, in-car communications and entertainment system, is designed to change the way consumers use digital media portable music players and mobile phones in their vehicles.

This Ford-exclusive system, developed in conjunction with Microsoft and Nuance, includes Nuance speech technologies that provide consumers with the ability to bring nearly any mobile phone or digital media player into their vehicle and operate it using voice commands or the vehicle’s steering wheel or radio controls. SYNC seamlessly integrates the vehicle with the popular portable electronic devices of today and is expected to support future devices and services. [click heading for more]