Posts tagged as: MyFord Touch

Ford New Sync 3 Touch-Screen System Will Be Powered by QNX

Ford left Microsoft car platform, which was used on its first two generations of Sync, and said its new Sync 3 telematics system would instead be run on an operating system from QNX, a company owned by Blackberry. Now QNX, the company providing the operating system for the infotainment in Ford vehicles starting next year, […]

Ford Returning Physical Controls to Entertainment System

Ford will be reverting back to offering in-car systems with physical controls rather than touchscreens and voice recognition, according to a report. The move will remove some of the added complexity of its Sync and MyFord Touch systems, in favor of the buttons and knobs that drivers are used to adjusting while driving. Global product […]

2014 Ford Fiesta Will Sport MyFord Touch

  Great news for those of who love a nice small peppy card and tech.  Beginning next year, Ford will offer MyFord Touch with a new 6.5-inch LCD touch screen available on the 2014 Ford Fiesta.  Currently, you can only get SYNC and mono LCD on the Fiesta (see photo to the right). Ford announced […]

Ford Updates MyFord Touch – Streamlines UI, Better Voice, Delivering the Promise

Ford will launch performance upgrades and new features for MyFord Touch beginning with 2013 models, first on the new 2013 Ford Escape, Flex and Taurus.  There will also be the no-charge upgrade will be available to existing owners. Ford gave us a preview of this remake of MyFord Touch a few days ago at its […]

Ford Releases Free Text to Speech Bluetooth Update for SYNC

Ford has released a free software update for its SYNC in-car system. Version G1 V3.2.2 will give more SYNC users the ability to have text messages read aloud to them while driving through the emerging Bluetooth Message Access Profile (MAP). Last year, Ford praised RIM for embracing the standard, and called on other manufacturers and […]

Ford Working on A Car Seat That Monitors Drivers’ Heart

Ford engineers have developed a car seat that can monitor a driver’s heartbeat. A joint project undertaken by experts from Ford’s European Research Centre in Aachen, Germany and Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule (RWTH) Aachen University has resulted in a seat that uses special sensors to monitor the driver’s heart activity. The sensors detect the electrical impulses […]

Ford CEO Alan Mulally To Do European Launch of Ford SYNC at CeBIT

Ford President and CEO Alan Mulally will deliver the keynote address at the 2011 CeBIT show on March 1 in Hannover, Germany, promising exciting news about the company’s ground-breaking SYNC with MyFord Touch driver connect technology. Ford has recognised the importance and value of bringing its increasingly sophisticated in-car connectivity and communication technology directly to […]

Ford is Expanding its Commitment to Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications

Ford is aggressively accelerating its commitment to wirelessly connected intelligent vehicles (AKA vehicle-to-vehicle communications).  Ford is becoming the first automaker to build prototype vehicles for demonstrations across the U.S. and has doubled its intelligent vehicle investment in 2011.  Ford’s demonstration vehicles will hit the road this spring, starting at major technology hubs across the country. […]

Ford First With Assembly Line Wi-Fi Provisioning

Ford is the first automaker to use Wi-Fi provisioning on the assembly line to wirelessly deliver SYNC software to vehicles equipped with the new MyFord Touch driver connect technology as they are being built. The new on-the-assembly-line Wi-Fi capability eliminates the need for building, stocking and storing multiple SYNC hardware modules, thus reducing manufacturing complexity […]

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