Ford’s focus on the world of WiFi
THE all-new Ford Focus will be transformed into a rolling WiFi hot-spot when Ford SYNC with MyFord Touch technology makes its UK debut next year.
In-car internet access is no longer only demanded by chauffeur-driven executives. The increasing availability of WiFi compatible devices means that, as long as there is a data connection brought into the car, passengers may stay in contact with friends, keep abreast of the news and even play the latest games on the move.
Ford Focus owners will be the first in the UK to benefit from such a class-leading connectivity, which will be rolled out to several other Ford vehicles following its debut on Focus.
By using a passenger’s existing USB modem or Smartphone, the SYNCequipped Focus will be able to deliver a secure wireless connection that can be broadcast throughout the vehicle. Passengers with any WiFi-enabled device can then connect to the internet.
“All this allows for simple, easy to use WiFi connectivity on the move for up to five devices,” says Ford’s Christof Kellerwessel, chief engineer for electronic and electrical systems.
“Using SYNC’s potential, Ford will offer individuals and families a level of in-car internet access that was until recently only available to the owners of considerably more expensive vehicles.”
One of the main advantages of the SYNC with MyFord Touch WiFi system is that it will allow customers to make use of a variety of USB devices, eliminating the need to purchase specifically compatible equipment.
SYNC will use software updates to ensure it remains compatible with the latest hardware and devices.