Whereas the (previous) fifth-generation Ford Mustang offered a very minimal amount of technology features that were more or less limited to Bluetooth, SYNC with AppLink, MyKey, and Track Apps, the all-new sixth-generation 2015 Mustang will offer significantly more gizmos. The newfound availability of technology in the redesigned pony significantly increases the various types of assistance available to the driver, thereby making the sixth iteration of the car safer than ever before.
Standard and available technology features of the 2015 Ford Mustang include:
- Ford SYNC connectivity system, with Bluetooth, two USB ports, enhanced voice recognition for hands-free control and access to SYNC Services, 911 Assist, Vehicle Health Report and more
- MyFord Touch: Adds an eight-inch high-resolution touch screen display, more natural voice recognition with improved accuracy, and simplified controls for the available SD card-based navigation
- AppLink: Gives drivers the ability to control more than 60 smartphone apps for information and entertainment using simple voice commands
- Intelligent Access with push-button start: Doors and trunk can be unlocked without reaching for a key, and the engine is started with a push-button on the center stack. Up to three key fobs can be programmed to memory positions for mirrors and available power seats
- Track Apps: Drivers can get instant access to acceleration, braking and handling performance data through the instrument cluster screen
- Launch control: Manages engine speed and brakes, giving drivers maximum and consistent acceleration at the track
- Adaptive cruise control and collision warning with brake support: Automatically adjusts vehicle speed to maintain a safe following distance. When a collision may be imminent, it precharges the brakes and increases the sensitivity of brake assist
- Blind Spot Information System with cross-traffic alert: Provides the driver with alerts when changing lanes or exiting a parking space, and has been upgraded with doppler effect radar sensors to provide both improved sensitivity at longer distances and better resistance to false alerts
- Individual tire pressure monitoring: Instrument cluster display now shows the tire pressure for each wheel – a first for Ford
- MyKey: Enables parents to limit top speed and audio volume, prevent disabling of driver-assist technologies, and enforce more insistent alerts for safety belt use and low fuel for younger drivers in the family
- Rear view camera: Now standard
- Selectable Drive Modes: Enable the driver to quickly adjust steering effort, throttle response, shift control and stability control settings by toggling between normal, snow-wet, sport and track modes
But we believe that the 2015 Mustang will have even more technology, such as burnout control, as well as a built-in connection that would allow owners to utilize a new mobile app to control certain feature of the car remotely. But we’ll have to wait until the first two weeks of 2014 to confirm out suspicions and find out if our hunches are true. In the meantime, one thing is for sure: the new Mustang brings Ford one step closer to its vision for the future of mobility.