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Ford SYNC 3 First Look

 

8/28/2015

 

Ford Motor Company’s all-new infotainment platform is finally hitting the streets, and initial reactions are very promising. The concerns Ford owners have harbored over MyFord Touch have been thoroughly addressed as the QNX-based system rolls out in the 2016 Escape and Fiesta. The layout and appearance of SYNC 3 is entirely different from its predecessor, focusing on seamless and responsive operation of its various functions.

 

The most striking difference between the two generations of SYNC is the layout of the user interface. The bottom of the screen is occupied by a row of buttons leading to the various functions, which makes jumping between them easier while leaving the main screen open for SYNC 3’s larger icons. Everything in the new system is designed to be easier to see and use, and the capacitive touch screen is much more responsive than the resistive touch screen found in earlier models.

 

Apple Play and Android Auto will prove to be SYNC 3’s main competitors, and since all three will be optional in upcoming Ford models, Ford owners will be able to choose the best option for themselves. Supported apps include Spotify, Pandora, iHeart Radio, and more, and the list is only going to grow.

 

This video shows an everyday Ford owner exploring the various functions of SYNC 3, demonstrating just how easy and user-friendly Ford’s new infotainment platform can be. SYNC 3 will begin appearing in more Ford models as the 2016 model year progresses; visit David Stanley Ford of Midwest City and take the first step into the new generation of connectivity!