Ford Sync: I’ll tell you where to go…

SYNC, Ford’s hands-free communication system, is making it very easy to help you get some where. It just takes a a little education, some set-up and you will have a world of information at your fingertips.

The SYNC system was first released in early 2007. The first systems primarily handled making and receiving phone calls. The next generation in 2009 brought in the 911-Assist and Vehicle Health Report features. By 2010, Ford models had the Traffic, Direction and Information feature. Initially 2010 and 2011 models allow the owner to set up a complimentary account on support.ford.com. With this three-year subscription (which requires annual renewals) the owner can get voice-activated turn-by-turn navigation, weather reports, business search, sports scores, traffic information and a host of other features. Vehicles with the older system may need a hardware upgrade to access these features (just ask the your Service Department for details). Continue reading