Note that SYNC systems without a navigation system and LCD do not have all the features available.
Using the "Push to Talk" button on the steering wheel allows the user to access anyone on their mobile phone's contact list by voice command.
SYNC will wirelessly transfer the names and numbers in a mobile phone book automatically.
Pushing the "Telephone" button on the steering wheel will automatically transfer a current telephone call to the SYNC system without having to hang up and call again.
SYNC displays the same features as the mobile phone used, such as caller ID, call waiting, conference calling, a caller log, a list of contacts, a signal strength icon, and a phone battery charge icon.
SYNC will play personal ring tones assigned to identify specific callers.
SYNC can convert SMS messages to audio and read them out loud. This feature is carrier dependent. Currently Sprint does not support this feature. Verizon sells very few phones with this feature, but the feature is supported by the LG Cosmos and Motorola Droid X.
SYNC can connect to many popular digital music players via Bluetooth or USB connection. Users can browse through music collections by genre, album, artist, and song title using simple voice commands. With certain devices, SYNC is also capable of playing protected content (for example Zune Pass downloads), provided that usage rights on the device are current. Ford's website contains a list of media players on which protected content is supported.
Allows users to avoid programming or reading aloud of scripts for SYNC to recognize their voice.
SYNC is fluent in American English, French, and Spanish.
The 911 Assist application places a direct call to a local 911 emergency operator in the event of a serious accident with an air bag deployment. Before initiating the emergency 911 call, SYNC will provide a 10-second window to allow the driver or passenger to decide whether to cancel the call. If not manually cancelled within the 10-second window, SYNC will place the emergency call. A pre-recorded message will play when the call is answered, and occupants in the vehicle will then be able to communicate directly with the 911 operator.
AppLink allows BlackBerry, iPhone, and Android based phones to run approved applications using the car's steering wheel buttons, radiohead, and/or voice commands. The first set of announced applications included Pandora, Stitcher (podcast aggregator), and OpenBeak (Twitter reader). AppLink will work only on Generation I SYNC (Model Year 2011 and later).
Traffic, Directions and Information is an application that provides the user with traffic alerts, turn-by-turn directions and information about topics such as weather, sports, news and 411 business search. Ford announced on May 27, 2009 that the Traffic, Directions and Information application would be free for three years to the original owner of 2010 model year SYNC equipped vehicles.
Vehicle Health Reports After setting their personal preferences online, users can access free car reports at any time using SYNC. All current SYNC owners have access to upgrade to this version.
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