Ford SYNC to read out text messages for drivers

According to Ford technology spokesman Alan Hall, FoMoCo plans on integrating a new feature into the SYNC infotainment system that will read out text messages for drivers. Known as the Message Access Profile or MAP, the applications will work with smartphones and can be accessed from the steering wheel.

The driver of a vehicle can have it read to him by pressing a button on the steering wheel. MAP also has 15 saved responses should the driver choose to respond to the text.

“This shows the ability of Sync to move along with innovations that are occurring in mobile phone technology,” Hall said. “The beauty behind Sync is that we can evolve and upgrade the system, so there’s a lot of opportunity for us to grow.”

The upgrade was announced in a statement this week.

– By: Omar Rana

Source: Automotive News