Ford’s new SYNC 3 infotainment system is coming relatively soon – sometime later in 2015, according to Ford’s Consumer Marketing Manager for Connected Vehicles Peter Wolkowski. It boasts all-new hardware and software, and a very clean, inviting appearance.
Here with a basic walkthrough of the system is TFL Car, who spoke with Mr. Wolkowski at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show. This SYNC 3 infotainment system is reportedly the result of “over 22,000 customer data inputs,” so that Ford could anticipate the needs and wishes of SYNC users based on their reception of the current second-generation system.
Probably the biggest change to come from that customer data collection is the inclusion of a new “function tray” at the bottom of the screen, which allows users to quickly access any of the key infotainment functions – Audio, Climate, Phone, Navigation, Apps, and Settings – from every screen. With the disappearance of each of those items’ hard buttons in Ford’s modern vehicles, that little bit of UI openness makes quite a difference.
To see other notable changes to the Ford SYNC 3 infotainment system, watch the video below: