Ford’s brand new interface, the MyFord Touch system, is the auto powerhouse’s next generation addition to their SYNC technology. The system is displayed over three LCD screens, and does pretty much anything you can imagine. Some of its many features include: two USB ports (for your gadget needs), an SD card slot (because everyone wants to scroll through photos while driving), Wi-Fi connectivity and Wi-Fi broadcasting, voice command, text message reading, turn-by-turn directions, memory keys (each individual’s key memorizes their preferred settings) – seriously, this list goes on and on. See what else MyFord Touch does here.
It all sounds so magical! That is, until you sit in the front seat and have a panic attack because you have no idea how the thing works. Younger, more tech-savvy Ford drivers are generally able to fiddle with the interface for a half hour and figure it out. But for those that weren’t born with a keyboard in hand – it’s like a foreign language. That’s why Ford dealers have recently announced they are going to start offering training for their customers. Ford is slated to begin hiring dedicated technology specialists to answer specific questions for their customers, and are allotting a minimum of 45 minutes per client to provide a working overview of the system.
This is wonderful news, Ford. Now maybe this tragic display will never again take place in my family’s vehicle…