How FordPass And “SYNC” Are Changing the Industry

November 17th, 2017 by

Large infotainment screen in the 2020 Ford Explorer

While Ford offers some of the most impressive vehicles on the road, the brand is still searching for innovative ways to further elevate their already-high standing within the industry. Some of their newer innovations are the FordPass application and the SYNC technology. Both of these offerings lead to the utmost convenience, and they’ll also play a role in maximizing entertainment.

For instance, FordPass proves to be a perfect accompaniment for any journey, allowing you to essentially stay connected with your recently-purchased Ford at all times. Meanwhile, the SYNC system will be especially useful when you’re traveling in the ride, providing you and your passengers with a variety of notable applications and amenities.

Below, we’ve explored some of the specifics of these two innovative and clever technologies. Consider the information below, and you’ll begin to understand how these two programs are revolutionizing the industry. Plus, when it’s time to start shopping at a Ford dealership in Albany, New York, you’ll know what add-ons you want to pursue…

FordPass Application

Ford conveniently offers an accompanying application that will make the entire owning experience a whole lot easier. This smartphone program allows owners to stay connected to their vehicle at all times, and it also makes any of their journeys a whole lot more convenient.

When it comes to remote access, the application teams up with the SYNC Connect program to allow owners to manipulate their vehicle from the comfort of their own house. Individuals have the opportunity to start/stop their engine and lock/unlock their doors. Owners also have the chance to view their vehicle’s current fuel status, and they can look up specific information about their model thanks to the “My Vehicles” portion of the program.

The application has also proven to be the perfect accompaniment for any journey. The program’s FordPass Park initiative will find open parking lots or structures in your immediate area, meaning you won’t have to drive around aimlessly searching for a spot. The application can also display nearby gas stations and the accompanying prices, which will also add an extra layer of convenience. Owners can even use the application to make a payment or review their account, which essentially confirms that all of the essential information is all in one place.


FordPass Perks

Of course, similar to any smartphone application, the FordPass also provides a number of incentives for opting for their program. One of the main “perks” of using the program is the opportunity to win some exclusive prizes. Users simply have to watch the accompanying movies or complete the brand’s “Winning Moves,” and they’ll automatically by entered for a special sweepstakes. If selected, owners will have access to a host of exclusive prizes and opportunities. To keep you engaged, the application also provides users with “badges” whenever they complete a task, essentially transforming the essential application into a game.



The application even provides drivers with their own personal concierge, which will prove to be especially helpful when you’re traveling on a journey. The FordGuide system allows users to be connected with “FordPass experts,” who will answer any of your pressing questions via phone or live chat. Whether you’re seeking a place to eat or information about your specific vehicle, it will all be possible thanks to the FordGuide.

The unit also provides easy access to Roadside Assistance, which is accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week. That way, if you even come across a broken vehicle during your journey, you won’t be stuck on the side of the road.



Want to learn about the brand’s future, or perhaps you want to explore some future vehicle innovations? It’s all possible thanks to the inclusion of the accompanying FordHub. The system won’t only show information about impending (or hypothetical) inventions, but it will also prove to be the perfect accompaniment when you’re traveling in New York.

Located right in New York City, the FordHub can provide users with schedules and updates from the city’s major transportation offerings (whether it be cabs, subways, or any similar method). Plus, thanks to the brand’s relationship with the company “Chariot,” users can help crowdsource their commute and team up for a trip across the city.



While Sync isn’t necessarily associated with the FordPass, it’s still a technological amenity that needs to be mentioned. By opting for this particular offering, owners will have access to an intuitive, easy-to-use touchscreen that provides easy access to an assortment of notable applications. Want to play your favorite radio stations (via the SiriusXM satellite radio)? Perhaps you need some guidance to a destination and want to pull up a navigation application? It’s all a push of a screen away.

Of course, the SYNC system provides more than an infotainment system. Rather, the technology will also provide your occupants with a strong wireless internet connection. That way, if any of your passengers (or yourself) are required to complete work while you’re on the road, you won’t have to go hunting for wi-fi. Rather, you can simply rely on the built-in hot spot to provide you with that strong wireless connection.

Meanwhile, the SYNC AppLink essentially maximizes safety. Instead of having to look down at your screen whenever you want to switch applications, this specific technology allows you to choose your desired program with the sound of your voice. That way, you’ll never have to take your eyes off the road as you’re looking to switch from radio to navigation.

Other technological offerings include hands-free calling, which allows drivers to talk to their family or friends without compromising safety. The notable 911 Assist is perhaps the most important accompaniment, as the system will be essential if you find yourself in a crash. Ultimately, a simple push of the button will vicariously summon emergency personnel to the site of the crash.

Finally, as we mentioned, the SYNC system teams up with the FordPass to provide you with that essential information while you’re traveling. In other words, you won’t have to fumble with your phone while trying to operate a vehicle.