SYNC 3: The Next Level of Connectivity
There was once a time when a vehicle was just that: a vehicle. It was meant to get you from point A to point B. Now though, a car is more than just a car. It’s still a source of transportation, but we’re busy people and need to make the most of our time whether we’re driving on the interstate or sitting in city traffic. We are an increasingly connected society. Ford has realized this and has developed the next generation of voice-activated technology for their line of vehicles. Introducing SYNC 3, the next level of connectivity.
SYNC 3 will be available on the 2016 Ford Escape and the 2016 Ford Fiesta. Many features of SYNC 3 will be familiar to users of handheld tablets and smartphones. Ford expects its entire North American line up to have Sync 3 by the end of 2016. Don’t worry, SYNC, MyFord and MyFord Touch systems will continue to be available. Ford software engineers have benchmarked popular smartphones and tablets. They set out to reproduce the same level of responsiveness from the new touch interface in SYNC 3. The climate control screen features large driver- and passenger-side temperature controls, with climate mode and fan speed switches in the middle. Sync 3 also upgraded to a capacitive touchscreen. You’ll swipe through the screen just like on your smartphone or tablet. Voice commands are simplified and prove easy access to your music on your USB connected smartphone or MP3 player. With SYNC AppLink, drivers can launch and voice-control many of their favorite mobile apps from your paired and connected smartphone. SYNC3 also brings the power of Siri Eyes Free on your iPhone. This will allow customers to make or receive a call, send an audible text and so much more! Updates will be a breeze as well, as you’ll be able to connect to the internet through your home Wi-Fi network while sitting in your driveway or garage.
If you need help with SYNC 3, you’ll always be able to call or visit us here at Beach Automotive Group. Our sales associates will go through extensive and ongoing training on SYNC 3 and will have the resources necessary to assist you when you need it. Keep checking back for updates on the new SYNC 3 system and when you’ll be able to come take a look for yourself. Infotainment just reached a new level!