Many four letter words have been uttered and far too many electronic devices have met an early demise due to the frustrations of drivers and passengers alike trying to link a smart phone to an incompatible vehicle infotainment system. The SYNC3 aims to stop the violence and restore peace to your commute in the 2016 and 2017 Ford models. What is unique about this system is that it adapts to your preferred interface and allows you to focus on driving instead of button mashing a foreign layout. By simply connecting your smart phone (iPhone or Android), the vehicle’s infotainment system will adjust its layout using Apple Car Play or Android Auto to match the layout of your smartphone. Any iPhone user that has attempted to use an Android, or vice versa, can appreciate the familiarity of displays and controls that the SYNC3 offers.
At CES 2016, Casey Feldman, Product Designer and UI Engineer at Ford Motor Company showed us how quickly and seamlessly the system operates by connecting his cell phone and within moments was talking to Siri rather than Ford’s system, being provided navigation recommendations based on the calendar of events on his cell phone, and had complete access to apps, contacts and playlists. While this may not end the feud between iPhone and Android users, the SYNC3 allows proponents of both interfaces to utilize a familiar layout and focus on the road.
About Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 197,000 employees and 67 plants worldwide, the company’s automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford and its products worldwide, please visit www.corporate.ford.com.