When you get into a Ford, the MyFord Touch with Ford Sync can help you find gas, a restaurant and a movie. You might think of it as a date machine. Ford's car technology offers entertainment, navigation, links to your phone and controls important car functions. And all you have to do is talk to it and tell it what you want.
Actually, there's more to controlling the MyFord Touch than just talking to it. The MyFord Touch is far from intuitive. You'll need to know how to use voice commands, the touchscreen menus, and steering wheel controls.
Many new car owners complain that it is unreliable. More likely, they haven't figured out how to use it.
While it's tempting to put your face down by the MyFord Touch touchscreen in hopes that it'll hear you better, the microphone is actually next to the visor near the roof.
To give a voice command: Press the voice command button on the steering wheel. Each command starts with the function you want to control: climate, entertainment, navigation, phone, or settings. Once you are in that function, you can use specific commands like "Play Song Let it Be," on a USB connected phone or media player or "Show Turn List" while in the navigation mode.
Voice commands are listed in the owner's manual, handbooks and supplements that you received with your new Ford.
To hear a list of commands while driving, say a function then ask the MyFord Touch, "What can I say."
To interrupt the MyFord Touch while it is talking, (and she can carry on when you say the wrong thing) press the voice command button. Press the button again to give it a new command.