Ford SYNC 3 Delivers Innovative Ways For People To Stay Connected
Ford SYNC 3 is a new communications and entertainment system that is faster, more intuitive and easier to use with enhanced response to driver commands
On 2013-01-22,at 1:21 PM Bennett, Mike (The Spectator) (MBennett@thespec.com)__Subject: ____A handsome interior layout has less of a "techie look" than Prius but still comes fully loaded with info features including SmartGauge with EcoGuide and SYNC with MyFord Touch allowing multiple ways to control phone, navigation, entertainment and climate functions through voice commands, steering wheel controls, touch screens, knobs and buttons.
Ford SYNC 3 is a new communications and entertainment system that is faster, more intuitive and easier to use with enhanced response to driver commands.
SYNC 3’s more conversational voice recognition technology, a more smartphone-like touch screen and easy-to-read graphics will help millions of drivers connect with their lives and control their smartphone while on the road.
The next-generation system builds on the capability of SYNC technology already in more than 10 million SYNC-equipped vehicles on the road globally. SYNC 3 begins arriving on new vehicles next year.
Ford took a customer-centric approach in developing SYNC 3, drawing on 22,000 customer comments and suggestions, plus insights gleaned from research clinics, market surveys and tech industry benchmarking.
Although SYNC 3 is optimized for hands-free use, an all-new touch screen delivers an experience similar to a smartphone or tablet.
Quicker response to touch as well as voice commands and smartphone-like gestures including pinch-to-zoom and swipe are central to SYNC 3, along with crisp, modern graphics.
A bright background and large buttons with high-contrast fonts for daytime use help reduce screen washout in the sun.
At night, the display automatically switches to a dark background to help reduce eye fatigue and minimize reflections on the windows.
SYNC 3 reduces on-screen complexity and prioritizes the control options customers use most.
The home screen features three zone choices – Navigation, Audio and Phone.
Tile-like icons dominate the screen, with a quick access function tray along the bottom making for a more straightforward user experience.
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