If you bought a Ford with the carmakers sync infotainment system before Apple’s car play was available it might pay to check again. Granted it’s not full on Apple Air Play but Ford has added Siri’s Eye to legacy vehicles with the synch 3.8.
“With simple voice commands, Sync with MyFord Touch enables you to operate the iPhone and Sync together,” the release notes state. “Siri Eyes Free can be activated by pressing and holding the voice button for at least 3 seconds.”
Ford vehicle owners must register and check on to the Ford website to check for updates. The new 3.8 update is now available for systems running the second-gen Sync with MyFord Touch.
With Hands Free, the iPhone screen stays off, so it will not distract the driver. Since Siri talks back to a user out loud, drivers can control many functions on their iPhone with just the press of a button and the use of their voice, allowing them to keep their hands on the wheel and their eyes on the road.
Here’s hoping that one day some of the UK car makers will start adopting this technology. Ford…. The USA isn’t the only country in the world with drivers.