Ford ups the interior tech on Transit models

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Ford says it has launched a program of updates to provide customers with new features and capability across its Transit line-up. This includes introducing the company’s Sync 4 communication and information system replete with a 12in touchscreen.

“We are sharpening our focus on the productivity of Transit customers, prioritizing new technologies that make a real difference to uptime and cost of ownership,” said Hans Schep, general manager, commercial vehicles, Ford of Europe. “Transit has always been a technology leader, but this package of upgrades means more drivers than ever before can benefit from our advanced active safety and connectivity technologies, for greater comfort, productivity and peace of mind.”

The Sync 4 system is claimed to offer twice the computing power of outgoing Sync 3 and can be revised with OTA software updates. Among other features, the system provides cloud-connected live traffic, weather and parking updates. Operators subscribed to Ford Telematics can also deliver cab coaching via the Sync 4 system.

Ford notes that all Transits feature the FordPass Connect modem as standard, which supports several features including the ability to leverage the FordLiive connected uptime system, a free service that enables the operators of Ford commercial vehicles to maximize uptime using real-time vehicle health data.

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