Ford revealed the all-new 2015 Mustang weeks ago, and not surprisingly, the 6th generation of the iconic pony car has been getting a lot of attention. That hype was built up even more at last week’s International CES in Las Vegas, the biggest hands-on showcase of upcoming innovations in the world, where the Mustang was named the “Official Car” of the event.
The 2015 Ford Mustang received that honor largely because it incorporates the latest technology that is meant to “make driving safer and more enjoyable,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association, which puts on the annual CES.
Without question, the most notable technological advancement of late for Ford is the next-generation SYNC AppLink system, which will debut in the 2015 Mustang. While this new system doesn’t include full-scale changes, it comes with significant enhancements that could make your life a whole lot easier while you drive.
Next-Generation Ford SYNC AppLink
Here some of the major improvements you can expect:
- The new system will be more effective at helping you find nearby points of interest, because the “in-vehicle GPS signal can enable more precise and accurate location-based services than phone sensors.” SYNC AppLink provides apps with access to important real-time information, helping you find the locations you’re looking for more effectively than if you were using the app on your smartphone.
- Your notifications will be read to you, so you never have to look down at your phone while you drive. Voice recognition will also be improved.
- Even turning the program on will be easier. All you’ll have to do is press the “SYNC voice” button on your steering wheel and say the name of the app you want to access.
The next-generation SYNC AppLink may be the top highlight, but it’s far from the all-new Mustang’s only technological improvement. At the 2014 International CES, Ford announced that the pony car will have standard and available features like Ford SYNC, MyFord Touch, Blind Spot Information System with cross-traffic alert and more. The Mustang will also have available 2.3-liter turbocharged EcoBoost and 420-horsepower 5.0-liter V8 engines.