Technology & Ford at the 2016 CES!
2016 CES: Ford is focusing on driver connectivity in their vehicles.
Ford engineers have realized that people are spending more and more time in their vehicles. Those vehicles need to be able to provide the best owner experience possible. Ford has joined forces with AT&T in order to bring high-speed connectivity to more than 10 million Ford drivers by no later than 2020. The SYNC Connect technology, debuting this spring, will allow Ford vehicle owners to interact with the vehicles from practically anywhere. Owners will be able to make sure their doors are locked, locate their vehicle in a parking lot and even check the level of fuel in the gas tank, among many other awesome abilities! This is all a part of Ford’s Smart Mobility. It will give owners an entirely new level of connectivity, convenience and in-car entertainment! “Vehicle owners want the convenience that comes with being connected at home and on the go,” said Raj Nair, Ford executive vice president, Global Product Development and chief technical officer. “With SYNC Connect, we are able to provide features and services that make the car an even more seamless part of our customers’ connected lifestyles.”
First launched in Ford vehicle in 2007, Ford SYNC was the world’s first in-car entertainment and communications system to widely and affordably offer voice-activated technology to control smartphones. This technology is now in well over 15 million vehicles worldwide. In 2011, Ford introduced MyFord Mobile. MyFord Mobile is a smart-phone and web-based connected experience to owners of electric vehicles. Partnering with AT&T has allowed this technology to become a standard feature in all Ford plug-in electric vehicles, including Ford Focus Electric, Fusion Energi and C-MAX Energi. Now, SYNC Connect will expand on the relationship between Ford and AT&T, giving more North American customers the ability to remotely access their vehicles.
Keep an eye out for more automotive technology news from Ford coming out of Las Vegas this week! If you’re interested in learning more about Ford’s SYNC technology, please stop by Beach Automotive today and we’ll be glad to show you how it can improve your driving experience!