Sygic will bring voice commands to Ford vehicles

Navigation app Sygic is partnering with Ford to add voice activated driver assistance to Ford’s Sync 3 enabled cars.

The app will integrate into the existing Ford Sync 3 infotainment system allowing drivers to use voice commands to get information about traffic, points of interest, restaurants or hotels, or petrol stations and prices, among other commands.

While none of these features are brand new, the Sygic app takes regular features found on modern car infotainment systems and makes them available via voice commands. As a result, Sygic hopes drivers will be able to focus more on the road than browsing through an app on their phone for navigation.

“The new feature is like having a friend in the passenger seat helping you navigate and keeping you safe,” says Francisc Juras, Automotive Product Manager at Sygic. “Without ever having to take your eyes off the road or your hands off the wheel, the navigation app will take you to the nearest rest area or gas station, redirect you away from a traffic jam, or take you to that specific restaurant you’re requesting.”

Ford Sync 3 is available on the majority of Ford’s vehicles from 2016 onwards.

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