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Ford offers Apple Siri Eyes-Free to millions of vehicles globally through SYNC update

Ford is offering a software update to more than 5 million SYNC-equipped vehicle owners—with vehicles dating all the way back to the 2011 model year—adding Apple Siri Eyes-Free capability for hands-free access to additional iPhone features.

Siri Eyes-Free allows drivers to activate Siri with a long press of the voice recognition button on the steering wheel, similar to activating Siri on an iPhone. Drivers can use just their voice to ask Siri for requests including:

  • Making phone calls to contacts in their address book
  • Looking up phone numbers for restaurants or other points of interest
  • Setting a reminder or alarm
  • Asking about the weather
  • Selecting and playing music
  • Audibly send and receive text messages
  • Getting directions through Apple Maps

The new software update is available for vehicles equipped with the second generation of SYNC, known as MyFord Touch in North America, ranging from model years 2011 to 2016.

The simple, downloadable update will be available through

SYNC’s capability and its ability to receive software updates plays a key role in the Ford connectivity strategy being accelerated through Ford Smart Mobility, which is the company’s plan to take connectivity, mobility, autonomous vehicles, the customer experience and data and analytics to the next level.

SYNC is in more than 12 million vehicles on the road worldwide.


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