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Ford's new SYNC will be more like your smartphone

Nick Barber | Dec. 12, 2014
SYNC 3 will roll out to new vehicles in 2015, but the existing 10 million SYNC customers won't get it.

SYNC first debuted in 2007. It is Ford's voice-based, in-car infotainment system, designed to keep driver's eyes on the road. Using a button on the steering wheel, drivers can activate SYNC, which will prompt drivers for a voice command. Drivers can lower the temperature, change radio station or make phone calls. Phones are paired via Bluetooth. Drivers can also accept incoming calls using SYNC. The new version of the service uses a Texas Instruments OMAP 5 processor running the QNX operating system.


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