Ford Brings Apple Siri Eyes-Free to Over 5 Million Vehicles Dating Back to 2011 [Video]

Ford Brings Apple Siri Eyes-Free to Over 5 Million Vehicles Dating Back to 2011 [Video]

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Ford has announced a software update for its SYNC equipped vehicles that brings Siri Eyes-Free capability to over 5 million vehicles dating back to the 2011 model year.

“SYNC, Ford’s entertainment and communications system, was designed to be flexible and updatable, just like other mobile technologies, so our customers are able to get the most out of their smartphones while behind the wheel,” said Sherif Marakby, director, Ford Electronics and Electrical Systems Engineering. “Siri Eyes-Free is another great voice-activated feature that not only adds convenience but helps our customers keep their eyes on the road and hands on the wheel.”

Siri Eyes-Free allows drivers to activate Siri with a long press of the voice recognition button on the steering wheel, similar activating Siri on an iPhone.

Drivers can then ask Siri for requests including:
● Making phone calls to contacts in their address book
● Looking up phone numbers for restaurants or other points of interest
● Setting a reminder or alarm
● Asking about the weather
● Select and play music
● Audibly send and receive text messages
● Getting directions through Apple Maps

The new software update is available for vehicles equipped with the second generation of SYNC, known as MyFord Touch in North America, ranging from model years 2011 to 2016.

You can download the update from the link below...

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Ren - December 3, 2015 at 8:04pm
Wish my Jeep Grand Cherokee had this to.
Shaze - December 3, 2015 at 5:58pm
Ahhhh fuck, I wish Honda did this too!