In December 2014, Ford unveiled the third-generation of its in-car connectivity and entertainment system known as SYNC 3. They’ve also allowed visitors at the inaugural CES Asia 2015 to familiarise themselves with the new system.
Now, the American car maker has announced that SYNC 3 will make its debut in North America this summer (June, July, August) as an option on the 2016 Ford Escape and Ford Fiesta with other vehicles in the line-up following suit.
To highlight the significant improvements of SYNC 3, they’ve also released this video that shows just how quick it is to navigate through the system and execute some common day-to-day functions in a Ford Escape (known as the Kuga here) which involve smartphone connectivity and integration, voice recognition, and in-vehicle apps with AppLink™.
SYNC 3 represents a major overhaul with all-new hardware and software. With a capacitive touchscreen, the interactive experience is similar to that of a smartphone or tablet, paired with easy access icons and screens. With enhanced voice recognition, the system is optimised for hands-free usage as well.