Ford’s SYNC® Technology at Team Ford
Since being incorporated in 1903 the Ford Motor Company has consistently led the way in automotive innovation, especially when it comes to safety and technology — and Ford’s SYNC® system, first made public in 2007, combines both. On the surface it seems like yet another infotainment system, but SYNC® technology ensures a smooth blend of safety and function to keep your eyes on the road and your hands on the wheel. Available in two choices, Ford SYNC® technology is unmatched by any other infotainment system.
The basic Ford LCD-screen SYNC® system is anything but basic — featuring some of the best Bluetooth-based voice recognition software on the market. SYNC® AppLink allows voice control over your favourite compatible apps, not to mention hands-free calling. SYNC® also comes with available 911 Assist, in which an emergency call is placed in the event of an accident; a feature you never hope to need, but an important one nonetheless. Ford’s SYNC® technology comes with a number of helpful apps like SYNC® Navigation, but perhaps none more helpful than an ability to connect with the FordPass app. The app lets you store your vehicle info, lock and unlock your vehicle, plan start times, check your fuel levels, as well as find and compare both fuel location and prices, as well as parking. Of course, an infotainment system wouldn’t be worth much without the entertainment aspect, which is why vehicles outfitted with SYNC® technology all come standard with Sirius XM satellite radio.
Ford SYNC® 3
Ford’s SYNC® 3 system takes their SYNC® technology and builds on it, creating one of the most capable infotainment systems available today. While SYNC® 3 maintains all of the abilities of the original SYNC® system, its voice-activated and responsive touchscreen provides a smartphone-like experience. The capacitive touchscreen lets you swipe, pinch-to-zoom, and more, while the voice-activated climate control lets you adjust your temperature and store your favourite climate settings without ever taking your eyes off the road. In addition to being Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatible, you have also have one of the most popular navigation apps, Waze, available at your voice-command. Plan and share your route while receiving real time alerts regarding accidents, traffic jams, and more. Finally, SYNC® 3-equipped Ford’s can utilize Ford SYNC® Connect, turning your vehicle into a mobile, 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot for up to 10 devices (up to 50 feet outside the vehicle). Stay connected everywhere you go, with Ford SYNC® technology.
Ford SYNC® technology provides incredible convenience and entertainment, while maintaining your safety behind the wheel. If you have any questions about SYNC® or SYNC® 3, contact us at Team Ford and we’d be happy to help you with any of your vehicle’s SYNC® features, or to get you behind the wheel of a SYNC®-equipped Ford.