Sync 3 is Ford’s new software, integrating app control and directions directly into your car.
If you’re a car enthusiast and a child of the 80s, you no doubt remember the Knight Rider series with David Hasselhoff. You also most likely remember that marvel of technology called Kitt, who acted as Hasselhoff’s partner and car.
It seem American car manufacturer Ford is moving closer to a Kitt-like software for their cars.
The dailymail reports that Ford released a new software called Sync 3 (which seems to be an upgrade of the current Sync software) at the Mobile World Congress, a massive convention that includes over 250 companies from around the world.
Sync 3 runs as a your cars software and with the push of a button, you can can speak into the dashboard and ask directions for the nearest restaurant or gas station. There are even apps like Apple CarPlay which integrates music, making phone calls, sending texts and getting directions. There’s an even an app that lets you check the weather or earn money by transporting packages…almost like a contract delivery service.
If you think social media is being left behind, you’d be dead wrong.
According to the report, there’s an app that allows you to record audio for posting messages on Twitter or Facebook.
The hype behind this new car software system was pushed by Ford’s Mark Fields who believes that we’ll see 43 million people with the software installed in their car by 2020. At the moment there are a total of 12 million cars that carry the Sync software.
Of course, this new software could bring about a host of other problems. There’s the potential that on top of eating while driving or doing your makeup while driving, the apps for posting to social media could compound distractions. Whether this is addressed remains to be seen.