New Ford SYNC Features
Most new cars now comes with some form of communication that can be used by connecting a compatible smartphone or device. Each information center has different features and as well as disadvantages and advantages and companies are constantly upgrading to make the systems as easy to use as possible. One system that has recently received an upgrade, is the Ford SYNC Applink. This upgrade has even added an all new feature that helps drivers focus on the road and stay connected to family. These new Ford SYNC features are helped by a partnership between Ford Motor Company and Life360.
Life360 is an app that allows people to stay connected, communicate and simplify daily life. Life360 keeps millions of families and close friends connected using messages, locations alerts and more. One of the best features is the the private circle map. This feature allows you to see where people on your personal map are located. Instead of wasting time calling or messaging “Where are you?” or “I’m running late”, users can just look at the map. The free Life360 app can now connect through the available Ford SYNC AppLink.
The all-new Drive Mode with Life360 will automatically alert those the driver is connected with on the app, that he or she is behind the wheel. This will encourage loved ones not to text the person until they get a follow-up alert that the driver is no longer operating the vehicle. Ford and Life360 will be demonstrating the app at the 2015 International CES in Las Vegas from Jan. 6-9. Not only is this a huge technology innovation, but it also encourages safe driving. This system does all the work for you, so you don’t have to worry about your phone while you’re behind the wheel.
Here at Sanders Ford, we can’t wait to see this app in action in new Ford vehicles. We believe in safe driving and this can only help decrease texting and driving even more. Stay connected on the road while also staying safe. Check back here often to learn more about the new Ford SYNC features and even more Ford news.