Customers can update their software by visiting com to download and install with a USB drive, or by visiting a dealership.
Later, new technology was added to SYNC in which text messages received by the driver are "vocalized" by a digitized female voice device named "Samantha".SYNC's text message function also has the ability to interpret approximately one hundred shorthand messages, such as "LOL", and will read "swear words", but does not decipher acronyms that have been considered by the designers to be "obscene".In 2007, as a standalone option, the suggested retail price for the SYNC was US5.Plug in your i Phone and it instantly indexes the music and starts playing. ALSO SEE: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Shows Fourth-Generation Uconnect At CES The Bad It's 2016. Sync 3 is a new system from Ford, and it doesn't come with Apple's Car Play system or Google's Android Auto. The bit about it being dead simple in the list of good things? I want to go home and have a beer." Even just a smidge of spit and polish (read: graphic design) would improve it visually. But like most technologies, it will continue to improve with updates, and it's worlds better than what we had before.To be fair, at this week's Consumer Electronics Show, Ford announced that all 2017 models with Sync 3 would be getting both Car Play and Android Auto, and that Ford will offer a free update for 2016 model year vehicles with Sync 3 to add these systems later this year. We aren't talking about adding fancy flash animation by any means.