Ford cars will learn how to connect to smartphones without cableOctober 30, 2019
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.
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