MyFord Touch" Ford's next-gen Sync "explodes to over 10k commands"

Ford announced that its "Sync in-car command, navigation, and entertainment system" has improved its voice recognition interface by increasing the vocabulary by more than 100x, allowing system commands to be much simpler and more direct. "With new voice command system available in next gen of Sync called "MyFord Touch," users will be able to speak […]

Ford announced that its "Sync in-car command, navigation, and entertainment system" has improved its voice recognition interface by increasing the vocabulary by more than 100x, allowing system commands to be much simpler and more direct. "With new voice command system available in next gen of Sync called "MyFord Touch," users will be able to speak commands in various ways and not have to simply navigate menus by voice.

For e.g., users would have to first say what device they were going to access before they could perform an action. If they wanted to call someone, they first had to say "Phone," or if they wanted to switch the song that was playing on their iPod or Zune, they'd have to first say "USB." With the new system, users can just say "Call (name)," for e.g., and the connected phone will start the calling process."