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Ford To Update MyFord Touch (Video)

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On: Fri, Nov 11, 2011 at 3:55PM | By: Chris Weiss

Ford To Update MyFord Touch (Video)

Despite offering a cutting-edge technological interface, the MyFord Touch system hasn't proven all that popular among reviewers and drivers. In fact, MyFord Touch was a big reason that Ford slid dramatically in Consumer Reports' recent reliability survey.

Ford hasn't let those complaints go unheard. It will simplify the MyFord Touch system beginning with the 2013 Escape, Flex and Taurus models.

The 2013 MyFord and MyLincoln Touch systems will get an easier-to-use interface, simplified graphics and faster touchscreen graphics, addressing some of the loudest complaints among existing users. Those existing users will be included in the upgrade, receiving the revised Touch system via a free software upgrade.

Ford designed these improvements after holding four customer clinics to get input on MyFord Touch. While a large percentage of customers cited MyFord Touch as a reason for their decision to buy a Ford vehicle, they also had some issues and concerns with the system.

Ford launched instructional programs, both online at syncmyride.com and at dealerships, but it seemed clear what was necessary wasn't so much more instruction, but a simpler system.

Smaller improvements include improved maps and voice recognition software, improved smartphone connectivity and support for tablet computers.

Existing MyFord Touch-equipped vehicle owners will receive a USB drive with the software update early next year.

Since this is one of those upgrades that's better seen than read, here's a three-minute video that shows some of the improvements in action:



Stephy21 | 10:10AM (Mon, Nov 14, 2011)

This my ford touch program seems a little difficult, its glad they made it more simpler.


NEWZPHLASH | 7:03AM (Mon, Nov 21, 2011)

I love the myTouch, its already easy to use and now it's easier. Awesome! Love how they can update through the USB!

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