What is Ford SYNC II?
The latest version of Ford SYNC lets you use your voice to make a call, listen to music, select apps with SYNC® AppLinkTM and much more. Voice-activated SYNC technology also helps you keep your eyes on the road and your hands on the wheel.
How Does it Work?
Designed to take things further than the original Ford SYNC voice activated system, the second generation (and coming soon third version of Ford SYNC) makes it easier than ever before for drivers to control their environment while on the move.
Air conditioning and audio controls can be adjusted with ease, while SYNC II also connects with smartphones via Bluetooth to allow drivers to stay in contact with the outside world while keeping their full concentration on the road ahead. Should you receive a text message whilst driving, Ford SYNC can convert it to audio and read it aloud to you.
The high-tech connectivity system brings together a suite of advanced features, all controlled through the car's high-resolution 8" touchscreen, which features a split-screen display, bringing together separate sections for smartphones, entertainment, climate and navigation. This new approach makes it easier than ever to navigate through the menu options and find the settings you're searching for in no time at all.
Ford's engineers have spent a considerable amount of time ensuring that it is simpler to understand and use than the previous version. For example, improved language recognition means that SYNC II is more proficient when it comes to understanding natural phrasing and terminology.
When you make use of the car's smartphone pairing technology, within a matter of seconds you'll have access to your own personal data such as addresses, phone numbers and music via the SYNC interface, no matter whether you own an Apple iPhone, Blackberry or Windows Phone.
Ford SYNC and Emergency Assist
The new Ford SYNC system also includes Emergency Assistance, which directly connects the vehicle occupants to local emergency service operators in case of an accident and communicates in the language of your chosen location.