Upgraded SYNC Available as Free Download, Link Inside

The recently-announced upgrade for SYNC is now available as a free download. Ford recently announced that its in-car infotainment system will be upgraded with traffic, directions and information, obviously at no cost, with a download link for the application to be provided by the end of the month. Well, those of you driving a Ford equipped with SYNC can now visit this link and download the update. In case you don't know, here are some simple steps to complete the update:

First of all, you must download the free software from the aforementioned website and save it on your computer. Transfer it on a USB flash drive and then connect it to your vehicle. Upload the file via the USB port and proceed to the installation - notice that the vehicle must be running and the users will receive two messages: one of them after about 60 seconds and the other one 5 to 10 minutes later. One the installation is completed, unplug the USB stick, plug it in the USB port of the computer and visit the website again. Log in into the SYNC account and activate the application.

However, please notice that the upgrade is only available for 2010 Ford Mustang, Fusion, Fusion Hybrid, Lincoln MKZ, and Mercury Milan and Milan Hybrid vehicles equipped with Ford SYNC.

"SYNC with Traffic, Directions and Information is a 'killer app' that demonstrates the plug-and-play capability of the Ford Service Delivery Network. We can continue to give customers continuous access to the best-of-breed services without having to touch the vehicle or inconvenience the owner - and we can do it economically, helping us fulfill our vision of making connectivity affordable for millions," Doug VanDagens, Director/Ford Connected Service Solutions, stated.

"Working with our partners, we are replicating the electronics industry's speed to market with groundbreaking technologies, while creating a truly rich driving environment where there is no compromise - where everything you expect will be at your fingertips or voice command, integrated into your drive with minimal distraction,"
Jim Buczkowski, Director/Ford Electronics Systems Engineering, added.
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Bogdan keeps an eye on how technology is taking over the car world. His long-term goals are buying an 18-wheeler because he needs more space for his kid’s toys, and convincing Google and Apple that Android Auto and CarPlay deserve at least as much attention as their phones.
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