Ford MyTouch powered by Microsoft Auto and Ford SYNC

Ford’s innovative new MyFord Touch driver connect technology has received a Popular Mechanics’ Editor’s Choice award for best new product at the 2010. MyFord, which’s powered by Microsoft Auto and Ford SYNC displays information using two 4.2-inch full-color LCD screens flanking an analog speedometer and an 8-inch touch-screen LCD at the top of the center […]

Ford’s innovative new MyFord Touch driver connect technology has received a Popular Mechanics’ Editor’s Choice award for best new product at the 2010. MyFord, which’s powered by Microsoft Auto and Ford SYNC displays information using two 4.2-inch full-color LCD screens flanking an analog speedometer and an 8-inch touch-screen LCD at the top of the center stack. A five-way switch on each side of steering wheel crossbar – similar to one found on most mobile phones and MP3 players – controls information displayed on corresponding instrument panel screens. It also allow you to adjust climate in the car and use entertainment functions such as FM radio, CD, MP3 and Sirius radio. System includes a built in browser for use when car is parked. It also supports plugging in your mobile phone or USB broadband modem to provide car with an internet. Media sources include AM/FM radio, CD, HD Radio, Sirius satellite radio, portable MP3 players, USB drives and SD cards. MyFord touch will also support video files whist in park from sources connected by USB, SD card or RCA inputs. Not only is this an entertainment device and navigation system but it also allows you to control incoming and outgoing calls hands free. Contact photos, birthday notifications and audible text message reading are all included using Bluetooth for connection to your mobile phone.

[Ford, Neowin]