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Ford SYNC 4 Is A Big Part Of The Mustang Mach-E

One of the big features of the Ford Mustang Mach-E that Ford took time to brag about at its introduction was the next-generation SYNC system. That next-gen system is SYNC 4, something Ford talked a bit about last month. At the time, it flaunted the interface that the new system would allow on larger 15.5-inch screens.

What we didn’t know at the time was that the Mustang Mach-E would be one of the rides that got the big screen. Ford says the 15.5-inch screen offers a simple interface that gets rid of complicated menus, making it easier to access features with touch, swipe, and pinch controls that smartphone owners are comfortable using.

Ford says that SYNC 4 actively starts adapting to the user as soon as they start to play with it. It learns user preferences and makes personalized suggestions. For example, the system suggest heading to the gym if it learns Mondays are the days you usually work out. It might also suggest calling home if you do that every day after work.

The next-gen SYNC system is the result of a cloud-connected assistant and interface that is also ready for the future with over-the-air update capability. In addition to SYNC 4 being upgradable, the Mach-E itself can get updates the same way to enhance vehicle performance, offer maintenance updates, and add new features. With the launch of the Mach-E nearly a year away, we will likely see SYNC 4 turn up on other vehicles before the EV launches.

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Shane is a car guy with a fondness for Mustangs and off-roading.

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  1. gareth

    Well done ford fom the pictures the informate screen looks perfectly laid out with the main functions in its own section at the bottom of the screen and a control knob for the radio which is a brilliant idea to give a bit of feel and break up the flat screen

  2. gareth

    Also ford have been sensible and keepted the drivers information in a seperate screen in the same as they have always been behind the steering wheel where they should be!

  3. Raymond Ramirez

    Having such a large flat screen is a bit dangerous and is prone to get accidental damages. I saw and tested the Tesla Model S screen years ago, and I didn’t like it much. Now Ford will do the same in the 2020 Explorer and this Mach-E. Well, I am an old-school driver, and I prefer using real buttons and levels for control, but I just need the DIC (Driver Information Center) behind the steering wheel to see the data I need every day. The flat screen can stay with non-vital controls and entertainment functions. I expect that if this flat screen fails, the driver can do all the important functions on the DIC.


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