Ford cars will learn how to connect to smartphones without cable

Ford cars will learn how to connect to smartphones without cable

October 30, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

The American automaker introduced the fourth-generation SYNC media complex

Ford shared details on SYNC 4 technology, a new generation multimedia complex that will be introduced in all cars of the brand from next year. The main innovation: now when you connect your smartphone using Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, you don’t have to use a wire.

SYNC technology, albeit belatedly, has finally stepped in step with the times: Ford owners do not have to carry a USB cable or even leaf through a paper manual – now it has a digital copy that can be displayed on the screen in the cabin. The move to cloud technology also allowed Ford to introduce an over-the-air system upgrade (Over the Air, OTA), with the first coming out six months later.

The navigation system in SYNC4 displays real-time traffic information, and the voice control function now recognizes not only predefined phrases, but also more natural commands.

The novelty will be offered with displays of all sizes – from the most affordable eight-inch to 15.5-inch.