Using the "Push to Talk" button on the steering wheel allows the
user to access anyone on their mobile phone's contact list by voice command.
Automatic phone book transfer
SYNC will wirelessly transfer the names
and numbers in a mobile phone book automatically.
Pushing the "Telephone" button on the steering wheel will
automatically transfer a current telephone call to the SYNC
system without having to hang up and call again.
Support for advanced calling features
SYNC displays the same features as the
mobile phone used, such as caller ID, call waiting, conference calling, a
caller log, a list of contacts, a signal strength icon, and a phone battery
Ring tone support
SYNC will play personal ring tones
assigned to identify specific callers.
Audible SMS messages
SYNC can convert SMS messages to audio
and read them out loud. This feature is carrier dependent. Currently Sprint
does not support this feature. Verizon sells very few phones with this feature,
but the feature is supported by the LG Cosmos and Motorola Droid X.
SYNC can connect to many popular digital
music players via Bluetooth or USB
connection. Users can browse through music collections by genre, album, artist,
and song title using simple voice commands. With certain devices, SYNC
is also capable of playing protected content (for example Zune Pass downloads),
provided that usage rights on the device are current. Ford's website contains a
list of media players on which protected content is supported.
Instant voice recognition
Allows users to avoid programming or reading aloud of scripts for SYNC
to recognize their voice.
SYNC is fluent in American English, French,
The 911 Assist application places a direct call to a local 911 emergency
operator in the event of a serious accident with an air bag deployment. Before
initiating the emergency 911 call, SYNC will
provide a 10-second window to allow the driver or passenger to decide whether
to cancel the call. If not manually cancelled within the 10-second window, SYNC
will place the emergency call. A pre-recorded message will play when the call
is answered, and occupants in the vehicle will then be able to communicate
directly with the 911 operator.
AppLink allows BlackBerry, iPhone, and Android based phones to run approved
applications using the car's steering wheel buttons, radiohead, and/or voice
commands. The first set of announced applications included Pandora, Stitcher
(podcast aggregator), and OpenBeak (Twitter reader). AppLink will work only on
Generation I SYNC (Model Year 2011 and
Traffic, Directions and Information is an application that provides the user
with traffic alerts, turn-by-turn directions and information about topics such
as weather, sports, news and 411 business search. Ford announced on May 27, 2009 that the Traffic,
Directions and Information application would be free for three years to the
original owner of 2010 model year SYNC
Vehicle Health Reports
Vehicle Health Reports After setting their personal preferences online,
users can access free car reports at any time using SYNC.
All current SYNC owners have access to
upgrade to this version.
Microsoft Sync is available in Fiesta, Focus, Fusion, Mustang, Taurus, Flex,
Edge, Escape, Explorer, Expedition, F-150, F-250, F-350, and F-450!
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