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Sync 4?

Sync 3 has been out for a little less than two years with one major update I believe. With the new generation of the Ford lineup (MK4 Focus, redesigned Fusion, Taurus refresh, Fiesta refresh, 2019 MKC, 2019 Nautilus etc.) I'm starting to think about what a Sync 4 would be like.

As good as Sync 3 has been received by automotive critics, What's next for Sync? What do you want to see in an all new version?

Here are mine:

Form/Design: I would like 3D, crisper graphics and icons (like BMW's)



Glowing colors like Honda:




These will help Ford's interface look less childish in my opinion.


Function:

Satellite Map/ and or street view




Anything else?

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4(FOUR)? ... not-that-old Sync3 thread

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I want to know what people want in a completely new version, not just the update.
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Id like some more customization. Oh and I know Car Play is separate but Id like to be able to use the factory navigation system when my phone is hooked up.
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In terms of speed: BMW's is the fastest infotainment I've seen.

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Re: Sync 4?

Here is a basic rendering of what I want the next generation of Sync to look like.
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Re: Sync 4?

Digital Trends criticizes Sync 3 for not having an analog controller. I agree. I would like that option. In my opinion, the rotary shifter should have been a Sync controller in the first place.

https://www.digitaltrends.com/infota...sync-3-review/
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Id like some more customization. Oh and I know Car Play is separate but Id like to be able to use the factory navigation system when my phone is hooked up.
THIS. I hate that Im forced to use Apple Maps (google maps doesnt display) just because I plug in my phone.

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Re: Sync 4?

A quick note about the font I used: The new Fiesta uses a font called OCR-B for the gauge cluster. I'm not a huge fan of this font, but I think this the font Ford is adopting, so I went with it.




http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/adobe/ocr-b/
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Remember back when I made my concept for Sync 4? Here's the real Sync 4. Looks really good, I just wish they kept the color specific tabs like the Fusion's Sync 3 and my concept.


https://www.autoblog.com/2019/10/30/...system-launch/






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