19 Sync Emergency Assist

During Ford’s keynote at CeBIT this year, CEO of Ford, Allan Mulally unveiled a new feature of the upcoming Ford Focus that will launch next year. Called Sync Emergency Assistance, the service will come free with every Ford that has Sync installed. Sync Emergency Assistance makes use of your phone (linked to it with Bluetooth) to make sure that drivers and passengers aren’t left unattended or stranded without help if they ever get into a car accident. In the event of a crash, the car will be able to automatically send out a phone call for some help. It will even use GPS and cell towers to triangulate your position so that emergency services will know where to find you when you need help. If that wasn’t enough, the car will even speak the language of the emergency hotline operator, depending on the country where the accident happened. Talk about taking safety to a whole new level. Hopefully this service turns into something that becomes standard issue with all cars in the future. Expect to see Sync Emergency Assistance in Ford cars next year.

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