Automakers haven’t always been known as technology visionaries. But, times they are a changing. At this year’s CES, Ford unveiled MyLincoln Touch, a new user interface and connectivity system that eliminates traditional dials and buttons in favor of “mobile phone” style touch screen controls. Powered by SYNC, MyLincoln Touch aims to streamline in-cabin controls for entertainment, air conditioning, navigation and much more.
MyLincoln Touch represents another technology win for Ford which defined the hands-free in-cabin experience with SYNC. The technology boasts touch sensitive buttons, improved voice-recognition, WiFi connectivity and a Web browser for when the car is parked.
Ford is also adding HD Radio and Pandora to an already critically acclaimed THX II Certified Audio system in 2011 Lincoln vehicles. This provides driver and passengers more options for enjoying music on the road, all of which can be accessed with MyLincoln Touch and the THX II Certified system.
MyLincoln Touch will debut with THX II Certified Audio in the 2011 Lincoln MKX later this fall.