Ford Sync + MyFord Touch - A Little More Conversation - in-vehicle Voice Commands demo

“Drive…He Said” recently had a conversation with Ford’s Sync [by Microsoft] hands-free in-vehicle communicator/ controller.

As in “a computer.”

There are three unified segments to this demo-video taken at night in the 2013 Ford Fusion Titanium, with MyTouch 8″ LCD quad-split display:

Pt.1 – Selecting vehicle cabin temperature

Pt.2 – Selecting a radio channel

Pt.3 – Selecting a Point of Interest on the Hard Drive Navigation and set course

“Drive…He Said’s” objective opinion of Ford Sync?

With a vocabulary of more than 10,000 words, it’s possible to have a [simple] “natural language conversation” with an in-vehicle microprocessor. That is a huge leap forward from choosing from a limited list of specific commands in competing systems.

Ford Sync, typically offered as part of an option bundle for less than $1000,  is available in most Ford and Lincoln vehicles sold in North America.

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We’d like to hear from readers/ subscribers.

Have you ever used Ford Sync or any other voice-commanded in-vehicle systems controller/ communicator?

How effective were the voice-commands?

Did you ever feel frustrated in relying on voice commands?

Is voice-command capability worth the price of admission?

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