Ford offers global SYNC update with Siri Eyes-Free
Ford has released a new software update for more than five million SYNC-equipped vehicles dating, adding more convenience for Apple iPhone users with Siri Eyes-Free capability.
Ford has released a new software update for more than five million SYNC-equipped vehicles dating back to the 2011 model year, adding more convenience for Apple iPhone users with Siri Eyes-Free capability.
Siri Eyes-Free allows drivers to activate Siri with a long press of the voice recognition button on the steering wheel, similar activating Siri on an iPhone. Drivers can use just their voice to ask Siri for requests including:
- Making phone calls to contacts in their address book
Looking up phone numbers for restaurants or other points of interest
- Setting a reminder or alarm
- Asking about the weather
- Select and play music
- Audibly send and receive text messages
- Getting directions through Apple Maps
The new software update is available for vehicles equipped with the second generation of SYNC, known as MyFord Touch in North America, ranging from model years 2011 to 2016.
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The simple, downloadable update will be available through http://owner.ford.com/.
SYNC’s capability and its ability to receive software updates plays a key role in the Ford connectivity strategy being accelerated through Ford Smart Mobility, which is the company’s plan to take connectivity, mobility, autonomous vehicles, the customer experience and data and analytics to the next level.
SYNC is the world’s leading entertainment and communications system with more than 12 million vehicles on the road worldwide.