Guide To Vehicle Electronics
SYNC®1, an optional feature powered by Microsoft®, does more than voice-activate your MP3 player and cell phone – it monitors your vehicle’s health via a Vehicle Health Report, gives occupants peace of mind with 911 Assist™2 and will provide real-time traffic conditions, turn-by-turn directions and other information via a simple voice command3.
1SYNC: Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle control. Only use mobile phones and other devices, even with voice command, when it is safe to do so.
2911 Assist™: The vehicle’s electrical system (including the battery), the wireless service provider’s signal and a connected mobile phone all must be available and operating for 911 Assist to function properly. These systems may become damaged in a crash. The paired mobile phone must be connected to SYNC and the 911 Assist feature enabled in order for 911 to be dialed.
3Coming summer 2009 to Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles.
Available Navigation System with Integrated SIRIUS Travel Link™
The available voice-activated Navigation System gives you everything from turn-by-turn voice guidance to real-time traffic updates and current local gas prices.
The voice-activated Navigation System with integrated SIRIUS Travel Link™5 combines Global Positioning System (GPS) technology with 3-D mapping to provide turn-by-turn voice guidance. The system lets you save destinations, gives you the shortest route and will even reroute you if you miss a turn.
Simply input your destination on the touch screen, and you’ll receive directions to help you get there. System features include:
- 10GB digital jukebox with voice-controlled access to music files
- Personal photo upload capability
- Current, local gas prices
- Traffic backup advisories with alternate route suggestions
- Current and forecast weather
- Movie listings, including theater locations, showtimes and ratings
- Scores for major sports teams
- Bird’s-eye map view with six adjustable angle settings
- DVD movie viewing on navigation screen when the vehicle is in Park.
Available DVD-Based Navigation System
This available Navigation System combines DVD mapping with Global Positioning System (GPS) technology. It features a color LCD screen with high-quality graphics, voice route guidance feature, plus touch-screen simplicity for ease of use.
SIRIUS® Satellite Radio
A six-month prepaid subscription is available with the purchase of the SIRIUS radio option4 . Enjoy commercial-free music as well as sports, entertainment and news. Original programming, along with traffic and weather reports, is transmitted every five minutes and updated every 30 minutes for the top 20 metro areas.
4SIRIUS service is not available in Alaska or Hawaii. SIRIUS is a trademark of SIRIUS Satellite Radio, Inc. See dealership for details.
A number of Ford and Lincoln vehicle sound systems have an audio input jack that allows you to listen to music from an MP3 player. Simply plug it in using a standard 3.5-millimeter male-to-male audio cable and enjoy your personalized music through your vehicle’s audio system.
Optional Rear-Seat DVD Entertainment System
A rear-seat DVD player, featuring an eight-inch pull-down screen, provides hours of entertainment for your rear-seat passengers. Other features include two sets of wireless headphones, remote control and a storage compartment for up to three DVDs or CDs.
Dual-Headrest DVD System
The available dual-headrest DVD System, a Licensed Accessory from Custom Accessories, features two seven-inch color LCD widescreen monitors incorporated into the back of the head restraints. The monitors feature top-slot-loading players, two sets of dual-channel infrared headphones and a remote control. Each passenger can watch a different movie on each screen or the same movie on both screens.