Ford vehicles will now read your text messages out to youFor those following the automobile news, particularly Ford, are probably aware of the car manufacturer’s voice-activated Sync technology. The good news is that one of the updates coming to Sync will be the ability to read out loud incoming text messages and also allowing users to reply them with a selection of pre-written messages.

This update will be available for Sync vehicles starting from 2010 onwards, and will be loaded on all Ford vehicles (save for the Ranger) come 2012. Sync will pair with the driver’s phone via Bluetooth, and whenever the driver receives a new text message, Sync will read it out loud for them, thus reducing the number of people who text and drive, which we all know is a dangerous habit that many are still guilty of doing. Users will need to download the update via the Ford Sync website onto a USB drive in order to update their vehicles.

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