SYNC® 3 Offers Drivers Updates to Make Hands-Free Tools Even Easier

Karen Dybis

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Technology products change quickly, and we evolve to offer our customers the latest in-car innovations.  A new update for our convenient and powerful SYNC® 3 Enhanced Voice Recognition Communications System1 is available now.

 

This new update gives the system more options than ever, including the ability to integrate with Ford + Alexa, Waze app and the latest features of Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and AppLink®.2,3 Now, drivers who update their systems will find them easier and more convenient, enjoying the latest in apps and other services.

 

The Ford+Alexa app takes the intuitive capabilities of Amazon’s Alexa and brings them into Ford vehicles. The Alexa app brings voice navigation, traffic information and more than 50,000 of Amazon Alexa’s impressive skills within arm’s reach. Alexa’s connection to Amazon Prime makes shopping just a voice command away. The Ford+Alexa app also lets drivers control their smart home devices, giving drivers the power to turn on the lights or appliances with a few words from just about anywhere.

 

Waze fans using SYNC 3 AppLink can connect this beloved crowd-sourced navigation and traffic app through their vehicle’s touchscreen. Drivers can cruise to their destinations through Waze’s up-to-the-minute information, highlighting the best routes as well as real-time alerts about accidents, road hazards and traffic jams. 

 

Ford has created easy-to-use guides online to take owners step by step through the software update, so drivers can get the most out of their vehicles and driving experiences.

 

The SYNC 3 software update support page also highlights the latest in apps, chat support and how-to articles on the latest additions, including Amazon Alexa, Waze and more. This makes sure Ford owners have what they need in convenience available within their vehicles.

 

1 SYNC® is an optional feature. Don't drive while distracted. Use voice-operated systems when possible; don't use handheld devices while driving. Some features may be locked out while the vehicle is in gear. Not all features are compatible with all phones. Message and data rates may apply. Optional Navigation System map updates cannot be received via Wi-fi® and require a separate update.

 

2 Commands may vary by phone and AppLink® software. Don’t drive while distracted. Use voice-operated systems when possible; don’t use handheld devices while driving. Some features may be locked out while the vehicle is in gear. Not all features are compatible with all phones. Message and data rates may apply. iPhone is a trademark of Apple, Inc. registered in the U.S. and other countries. Android Auto is a trademark of Google Inc.

 

3 Waze is available via iPhone® with optional SYNC3/software version 3.0 and on Android Auto™. Commands may vary by phone and AppLink software. iPhone is a trademark of Apple, Inc. registered in the U.S. and other countries.  Android Auto is a trademark of Google Inc.  Alexa and Waze require available SYNC3 AppLink version 2.2 or higher.  Certain Alexa functionality is dependent on smart phone and home technology.  Amazon, Alexa and all related logos and marks are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates.  

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