Ford has announced some big updates for its Sync infotainment system, which will debut with the Sync 4 system that’s coming in 2020.
The big news is the Sync 4 infotainment system will get over-the-air update (OTA) technology, making it easy to wirelessly upgrade vehicles with quality, capability and convenience updates. Ford says that some of the updates will be “virtually invisible to customers”, while other updates could add new features.
“Nobody wants to feel like they’re missing out on great features right after spending their hard-earned money on a new vehicle – that’s where our over-the-air updates can help,” said Don Butler, executive director, Connected Vehicle and Services, Ford Motor Company. “We can now help improve your vehicle’s capability, quality and overall driving experience while you’re sleeping.”
Sync 4 will also offer cloud connectivity and the ability to connect to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, wirelessly. Sync 4 will run on some rather large touchscreens, ranging from 8.0-inches to 15.5-inches.
Ford will launch Sync 4 on new and redesigned Ford’s in 2020, but it hasn’t announced which ones.