‘I Need a Coffee!’ Drivers Just Say the Word to Find Cafés, Fuel or Parking as Ford SYNC 3 Comes to Europe
Ford launched its new SYNC 3 communications and entertainment system in Europe at the Barcelona mobile world congress, allowing drivers to control their connected smartphones, audio, navigation, and climate functions with more conversational voice commands.
SYNC 3 features a redesigned 8‑inch touch screen and faster performance. Simply by pushing a button and saying “I need a coffee,” “I need petrol,” and “I need to park,” drivers can find nearby cafés, petrol stations or car parks, as well as locate train stations, airports, and hotels. The system then guides the driver to the selected destination via the navigation. SYNC 3 launches in Europe in the summer, starting with Mondeo, S-MAX, and Galaxy.
First introduced in Europe in 2013, Ford’s SYNC AppLink technology already enables drivers to voice-activate a wide range of smartphone apps, including ADAC, Audioteka, AUPEO!, Cityseeker by Wcities, Cyclops, DetektorFM, DIE WELT, Eventseeker by Wcities, Glympse, Goal Live Scores, Meople, n-tv, Radioplayer, Roald Dahl Audiobooks, Spotify and Wetter.de.
“Whether you are craving your morning cappuccino on your daily commute or covering the cost of a journey by transporting a package, SYNC 3 brings to life innovative new ways of staying connected on the move,” said Christof Kellerwessel, chief engineer, Electronic and Electrical Systems Engineering, Ford of Europe. “Designed to complement modern smartphones, with an intuitive touch screen, SYNC 3 understands more conversational speech, is faster, and offers an easier-to-read graphical interface.”
For more information about SYNC 3 please contact your local TC Harrison Ford Dealership.