Ford Overhauls Sync With New Upgraded Version
December 12, 2014 at 4:31 AM (PT)
Sync with myFordTouch is out and Sync 3 is in at FORD, as the automaker announces a revamp of its in-car infotainment system. The move replaces the troublesome myFordTouch iteration of the dashboard system with a new version that the company says is "faster, more intuitive and easier to use with enhanced response to driver commands." Sync 3 is based on the QNX operating system owned by BLACKBERRY, replacing MICROSOFT Auto.
The upgrades include "more conversational voice recognition technology, a more smartphone-like touch screen and easy-to-read graphics," the automaker said in a press release. The home screen offers three zones, navigation, audio, and phone, with large buttons and high contrast fonts. Voice recognition will allow users to say "Play" and the name of a song, artist, album, or playlist, and switching to radio can be accomplished just by saying the station name. Also, the system's AppLink, allowing access to smartphone apps including streaming services like PANDORA, SPOTIFY, and iHEARTRADIO, has been upgraded. The new edition will be coming to FORD models next year.
CTO and Group VP RAJ NAIR said, “FORD is delivering an easier way for customers to stay connected. Sync 3 is another step forward in delivering connectivity features customers most want, and they tell us this kind of technology is an important part of their decision to buy our vehicles.”