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Ford Sync Infotainment System Reduces Distracted Driving

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

Ford Sync Infotainment System

There are many qualities consumers look for in a new car. One of the most important happens to be connectivity. As the need to stay connected increases—including while driving—so does the distracted driving rate. To help reduce the amount of distracted driving happening in Ford cars, Ford Motor Company is teaming up with the Life360 app to help you keep in touch with family and friends while driving.

“Responsible driving habits are top priorities at Ford Motor Company, and we are pleased to be working with Life360 to help reduce driver distractions,” said Julius Marchwicki, Ford Connected Services Product manager. “With the integration of Life360 Drive Mode, we are helping keep drivers’ attention on the road by letting their loved ones know that they are behind the wheel, encouraging family members and friends to hold off on sending texts.”

As part of the Ford Sync infotainment system, Ford uses an all-new Drive Mode feature on the Life360 app, which helps friends and family keep track of where you are. Drive Mode alerts members of your contact list in Life360 that you are behind the wheel, discouraging them from texting you while driving.

The Sync system is available in Ford Motor Company vehicles now, so make sure you visit Hassett Automotive and check out the all-new system for yourself.