MyFord Touch System Performance Upgrades Are In The Mail!

Thousands of Ford and Lincoln owners with the MyFord Touch/MyLincoln Touch will be receiving within soon a special package with the new Performance Upgrade.

More than 300,000 current owners of 2011 and 2012 Ford Edges, Explorers and Focuses with the MyFord Touch system will soon be receiving some new software from their car company — the much-anticipated MyFord Touch and MyLincoln Touch system upgrade software.

Dave Martin, Field Service Engineer for Ford, said March 5 that Ford would begin mailing out a special packet to the thousands of 2011/2012 model year Edge, MKX, Explorer and 2012 Focus owners with MyFord Touch and MyLincoln Touch. The packet will include a USB flash drive with updated software, a notification letter, detailed instructions for the 60-minute download, and an update user guide. Navigation-equipped vehicle owners also will receive an updated SD card with all-new, updated map data.

Ford and Lincoln service departments are gearing up for this release because, if preferred, customers can elect to take their vehicle to a Ford or Lincoln dealer for installation of the upgrade.

The new software upgrade will be installed on the 2012 Ford Taurus and the Flex which are now going into the “build mode.” Continue reading

Introducing Touch Screen technology with MyFord Touch…

The 8-inch touch screen display in the center console is the hallmark of MyFord Touch

Originally published in April 2011

A new 8-inch touch screen is the heart of the MyFord Touch system – the next generation of the highly rated SYNC system which offers new voice activation capabilities.

Using two five-way controllers mounted on either side of the steering wheel, this system has two smaller LCD displays on the dash display. Plus, there is an 8-inch touch screen display in the center stack. Now there are voice commands and a few “old school” touch buttons.

The MyFord Touch 8-inch display has four color-coded corners with touch buttons and on-screen lists and icons that control phone, navigation, entertainment and climate. Each quadrant can be expanded to access more features.

The 2011 Edge, the 2011 Explorer and 2012 Focus were the first models with this technology. This new technology is way ahead of other vehicles. The screen to the left of the speedometer (controlled by the five-way controller on the left of the steering wheel), handles the mechanical features of the vehicle. You can access miles per gallon readings, miles to empty, trip odometers and even set features like the MyKey. Continue reading