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IFA: Ford Sync My Ford Touch video demo

Ford's enhanced in-car technology that is coming to the UK next year
Fri Aug 31 2012, 17:49
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BERLIN: CAR MAKER Ford announced at IFA this week that it will bring its in-car voice recognition technology called Sync to the UK next year in its Ford Focus electric car.

The INQUIRER got a demo of an enhanced version of the "My Ford Touch" software in action at IFA.

So far it is employed only in cars in the US, but it will work the same when when it reaches the EU market, using Bluetooth connectivity with a driver's smartphone so that they can make hands free calls.

What's unique about the software is that drivers will be able to open text messages and warnings and read them via text-to-speech. You can also reply to it and manage it using voice control.

Ford said that it hopes to have nine million of these systems on the road in the world by 2015. µ


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