Any new Ford equipped with MyFord Touch or SYNC is a favorite among Silver Spring and Laurel area drivers here at Lindsay Ford of Wheaton. As staying connected on the go is becoming more prevalent, the rise of infotainment systems has increased. Still, we all must remember, even if MyFord Touch and SYNC can be used by voice command or steering wheel controls, there are times where our focus needs to be completely on the road, and we don’t need the distraction of a notification. That’s where Ford looks to improve upon its onboard system, developing technology that will sense when drivers should, and should not receive notice.
The hope is that Ford scientists and engineers will be able to develop sensors in the steering wheel and seatbelt that will be able to sense when a driver is in a stressful situation like driving on a busy highway, or merging into traffic. That will signal systems like MyFord Touch and SYNC to hold back on delivering any non-urgent information, not interrupting drivers until they’ve successfully gotten themselves out of a driving situation that requires their utmost attention.
Of course, all of this is in the early stages of development, but the prospect of giving us all another safety feature to equip models like the 2013 Ford Edge is never a bad thing. Whatever happens, we’re sure this yet to be named ‘do not disturb’ technology will be just as helpful as the infotainment systems are when it comes to navigation and music streaming.
If you’re interested in checking out models equipped with MyFord Touch and SYNC, or would like to learn more about the new safety features being developed, stop in to Lindsay Ford of Wheaton, where we are always happy to discuss this information with you. When you swing by 11250 Veirs Mill Road Wheaton, MD 20902, our knowledgeable sales team is here to answer any of your questions, as well as arranging a test drive in a new Ford sedan, truck or SUV at your convenience.