But given the Focus's mainstream positioning, SYNC's visuals look best-in-class. With SYNC, you have pretty much comprehensive control of most parts of the interface.
How much you'll actually use this feature is a different question.
As for background software, SYNC is built on Microsoft's Windows Automotive, which in turn is based on Windows CE. SYNC's interface looks slick and the touchscreen is swift and responsive.
Admittedly, the SYNC screen is clearly lower resolution and the graphics aren't as polished as, for instance, BMW's market-leading i Drive system or the huge new 12-inch screen of the latest Lexus GS.
Inclusion of features may vary by in-car and portable satellite navigation manufacturer, depending on their data specification.2.
Every effort is made to (a) ensure our maps reflect the changes in the road network and (b) to address map errors in the regular map update program.
As these things go, SYNC's voice control is fairly accurate.
It's much larger than those found in most competing C-segment cars, such as the VW Golf or Vauxhall Astra.In terms of both interface layout and core functionality, SYNC is based on a "four corners" structure, including connectivity, media playback, climate control and navigation.However, at any point in time Navigation Australia cannot guarantee that (a) our digital maps are a 100% reflection of the Australian road network, or (b) that we will be able to address map error requests within consecutive map update releases.Ford's SYNC platform has been available in the US for frankly donkey's.But this year it's finally bringing what is actually one of the most interesting and progressive in-car infotainment systems to the UK. To find out, Tech Radar got its sticky fingers on a SYNC-equipped Ford Focus.