SYNC My Ford Touch
Ford SYNC® with the MyFord™ and MyFord Touch™
SYNC® systems in Ford vehicles currently allow drivers to make hands-free phone calls, download messages about road conditions and traffic, and activate mp3 songs by simple voice commands. The next-generation SYNC® systems, paired with New MyFord TouchTM driver connect technology, will allow drivers to review email and Twitter messages, use WiFi through a Ford-developed built-in web browser while parked. It also creates a mobile WiFi hotspot for passenger use by leveraging customer’s USB mobile broadband modem plugged into system’s Media Hub. WiFi capability will be standard on vehicles equipped with MyFord Touch™ with no additional hardware or subscriptions required beyond the user-supplied mobile broadband modem.
iTunes® Tagging and HD Radio™ Ford is the first auto manufacturer to offer HD Radio™ technology with iTunes® Tagging capability; this new functionality will allow users to “tag” songs for a full replay at a later time. Tagging will be available on 2011 model year Ford vehicles equipped with MyFord Touch™ driver connect technology with the latest generation of SYNC®. HD Radio technology captures free digital radio broadcasts, which eliminate static, fadeout and other problems associated with conventional analog radio signals; the result is FM audio comparable to near-CD quality and AM audio that sounds like today’s FM broadcasts. HD Radio digital technology provides a number of advanced services not available with an analog radio. Extra FM channels, called HD2/HD3 channels, are delivered, as well as useful on-screen Program Service Data such as artist name and song title.
MyFord Touch™ New MyFord™ driver connect technology blends Ford signature in-vehicle features into a cohesive experience, featuring intuitive controls, more voice activation and interface personalization MyFord Touch™ interface includes dual 4.2-inch LCD screens with corresponding five-way button steering wheel controls and an 8-inch touch screen all controlled by simplified SYNC® voice commands. Intuitive driver connect technology provides access to ever-expanding in-vehicle functionality while minimizing driver distraction and improving interior aesthetics. MyFord driver connect technology launches this year on 2011 Ford Edge and goes global with availability on 2012 Ford Focus.