Tuesday, July 10, 2012

My Touch Performance Upgrade

My Ford Touch is now available at Gresham Ford
Ford continually explores ways to improve its technology like My Touch.  A new performance upgrade will offer enhancements integrated into 2013 model year vehicles that will enhance the system and add all new features.  The upgrade will also be provided to all existing My Ford Touch owners.  The features, which will arrive at dealerships soon, include redesigned screens, new functionality and more.

Soon, all current My Ford Touch owners will receive a "how to upgrade" packet with a USB inside.  Simply plug the drive into your vehicle to complete the upgrade.  Or if you prefer, you can take your packet and vehicle to your local Oregon Ford dealership, we suggest Gresham Ford, and have the technicians perform the upgrade for you at NO CHARGE - FREE - ZIP-NADA.  The end result is a faster system that features simpler graphics easier controls, enhanced voiced recognition capabilities.  My Ford Touch even has tablet compatibility and support Audible.com, audio books and more...In addition, a new SD card featuring updated and enhanced map views that are richer with more #D landmarks will be provided to owners with navigation at no charge.  It will also include freeway junctions and signs enhanced through photo-realistic screen images.

MyFord Touch driver-connect technology provides an intuitive way to connect drivers with in-car technologies and digitize lives.  My Ford Touch is powered by available SYNC, this technology supplements many of the traditional vehicle buttons, knobs and gauges with clear, colorful LCD screens and 5-way buttons. The screens can be personalized to display information relevant to each individual driver using a simple button click, voice command or touch-screen tap.  Gresham Ford Fleet encourages commercial fleets to consider including Sync on their vehicles in order to keep employees hands on the wheel.  
MyFord Touch is more than just a collection of components, but a system working together that allows drivers to access information clearly and simply in whatever location is most convenient for them personally — and it’s intuitive and easy to use.  Ford has included two 4.2-inch LCD screens with 5-way steering wheel buttons to control each screen (Some vehicles feature one screen.) as well as a large 8-inch LCD touch screen in the center stack.  Enjoy the touch-sensitive buttons on the center stack (on equipped vehicles) that are intuitive to operate.  The media hub with multiple inputs: 2 USB ports, audio/video input jacks and SD Card slot provide a sundry of entertainment possibilities for those summer road trips.  Sync when coupled with My Ford Touch also include improved voice recognition — where the original system recognizes about 100 commands, the new system recognizes more than 10,000 and performs more tasks using fewer words at any time (e.g., Say “Call John Henry” or “Dial” without having to say “Phone” first).  You will also experience more voice control — change radio stations, CD tracks, climate settings and Bluetooth® audio stream, along with all the traditional commands for phone, media player and navigation.  A new offering is Gracenote — 3D carousel album cover art support via Gracenote allows cover art display similar to iPod® Touch.  And don't forget the safety aspect covered with the 911 Assist® enhancements that have improved capability with GPS location displayed on the screen, emergency contacts and vehicle restart instructions.
If you are a My Ford Touch owner and have not received your USB contract the Gresham Ford Service Department directly at 503.665.0101 or quicklane@greshamford.com or just stop by 242nd & Powell Blvd in Gresham Oregon.