Ford car owners can register their vehicle with the Ford website to access SYNC, a service that provides in-car technical support, turn-by-turn directions and help in the case of emergency. To sign up, owners need to set up an account and add their vehicle using its vehicle identification number.
The service is a robust collection of utility, entertainment and emergency accessories that include navigation tools, hands free calling and up-to-date reports about the vehicle´s maintenance and health.
SYNC offers different packages, with some specific to certain makes of car. These start with a basic package with emergency support, upgrade to include hands free navigation with a monitor and at the most expensive add the most up-to-date voice recognition technology available.
Ford uses different options of its four packages as standard on its cars and in different circumstances, an upgrade to a specific system isn't possible. In general the high-end package "Sync with Ford MyTouch," is considered the best in terms of what it includes.
The optional upgrade gives car owners two LCD screens, 3-D maps, voice activated navigation, radio tuning and phone calls, a spot for a SIM card and USB stick, a number of options for entertainment and the ability to turn your phone into a Wi-Fi hotspot.