“SYNC allows customers to bring the smartphone technology they’re comfortable with into a vehicle and use it without hassle,”
They wanted to reinvent the term joy ride and Ford figured out its time to embrace Apple CarPlay and Android Auto™ to their voice-activated SYNC® connectivity system. Aside from these two, Ford SYNC® AppLink™ also adds new apps, including AAA member services, Concur expense report tracking, and Eventseeker to find nearby music and other entertainment.
Through these additions iPhone users with the Apple CarPlay function can access Maps, Messages, Phone, and Music through Siri Voice Control or touch screen which promises convenience at its finest. Meanwhile, Android users with devices 5.0 and higher can easily access information, including Google Maps, Google Play Music and apps are projected onto the SYNC screen, offering seamless integration of the smartphone into the car.
“SYNC allows customers to bring the smartphone technology they’re comfortable with into a vehicle and use it without hassle,” said Don Butler, Ford executive director, Connected Vehicle and Services. “With SYNC, we move at our customers’ pace – making it easy for them to maintain a connected lifestyle no matter their choice of smartphone, apps or services inside and outside their vehicle.”
“With SYNC, we move at our customers’ pace – making it easy for them to maintain a connected lifestyle no matter their choice of smartphone, apps or services inside and outside their vehicle.”
Got a question? No problem! This integration makes it easier for all your queries to be answered without having to take off your eyes off the road with voice-activated features in both iOS and Android platforms. The American car-maker said that these new features will be available on all of their 2017 vehicles with Sync 3 in North America which is powered by 4G LTE connectivity. Current owners of Ford 2016 cars with Synch 3 will be able to upgrade later this year.
Ford shares that there are 15 million vehicles with SYNC systems on their cars and by 2020 it is foreseen to grow up to 43 million. SYNC was launched in 2007 as the first system to offer voice-activated technology to make it easier for you to access your smartphone while on the road. Currently it's the world's leading in-car entertainment and communication system and with continuous aim of providing great services to car owners and its passengers, Ford seems to be driving to the right track.
All of these were announced at the CES show in Las Vegas and is said to be the first among the many great launch and announcements from the car industry for the year.
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