Support for nine European languages as Ford Sync and MyFord Touch come to new Ford Focus Electric
Ford Sync made its European debut at IFA 2012 with Ford and Microsoft making a number of announcements about in-car technology.
The Ford Sync with MyFord Touch is already used in more than 4 million cars in the US and it has now been developed for Europe with support for several languages.
Read more: IFA 2012 news
The technology is being included in the new Ford Focus Electric. Using technology developed by Microsoft the system includes voice-activation, mobile Wifi and an eight-inch touchscreen display.
Ford said the system supported thousands of voice commands from nine European languages - English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Russian and Turkish.
The navigation system can understand full addresses read out in a natural way, so people can say where they want to go and the route will then be plotted.
The system also has two USB ports, an SD card slot and audio and video inputs. There is also support for Bluetooth so mobile phones can be linked to the system. A Wifi hotspot can also be created using a Bluetooth link to a phone or tablet with mobile broadband. Software will be regularly updated either as downloads or from a flash drive collected from a Ford dealership.
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