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Get Ready for a More High-Tech Ford Mustang

March 26, 2014
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The newest version of the Ford Mustang is made more high-tech to improve its global appeal. The classic American car gets a redesign as well as some advanced technologies that render it truly modern.

The 2015 Ford Mustang is equipped with a number of new technologies that are added to improve one’s driving experience. One of these new features is the Intelligent Access with push-button start, which allows the driver to unlock the door and start the vehicle without needing to touch the key. As long as the key is on the person, the car can be unlocked and started.

Then there is the BLIS with cross-traffic alert. BLIS stands for Blind Spot Information System, which makes use of two radar sensors to warn the driver of oncoming traffic. The cross-traffic alert warns the driver of what he/she cannot see when backing out of parallel and perpendicular parking spaces. This particular feature will certainly help prevent backover accidents.

Another notable piece of tech is the Track Apps feature, a set of applications in the instrument cluster that gathers performance data. The system has been available since 2013, but this time it comes with a metric system translator.

Ford electrical systems engineer Jon Ohland said that the feature gives the driver an idea about the vehicle’s performance and whether it is improving or not.

The newest Mustang also enables drivers to monitor tire pressure: the latest version of the car features technology that lets the driver check the pressure on each tire. Moreover, the vehicle comes with four driving modes, and drivers can choose the one most suitable for them.

The car also comes with forward collision warning as well as adaptive cruise control.

However, the high-tech feature that is most notable in the 2015 Mustang is its in-car connectivity system. For the very first time, Ford has equipped its iconic ride with an advanced communications system complete with a center touch screen and voice-activated control.

The Mustang is equipped with the AppLink smart phone connectivity system, which synchronizes the car with the smartphone. Basically, AppLink will let the driver use his/her mobile apps while on the road. This can be done by using the SYNC voice button found on the steering wheel and saying the name of the app to launch it.

AppLink also lets the driver check out text messages, emails or social media account notifications through SYNC. Thanks to the car’s voice pass-through capability, voice commands used for the smartphone can now be used for the car. Hence, the driver can have the messages and notifications read out loud by SYNC.

The SYNC Applink technology to be found in the 2015 model year Ford Mustang was announced in the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

The 2015 Ford Mustang will be arriving at dealer showrooms in the fall, but people will get to see the vehicle sooner. To mark the car’s 50th anniversary, Ford will be putting the 2015 Mustang convertible on top of the Empire State Building in New York. The automaker did a similar stunt with the original car in 1965.

Visitors will be able to see the classic ride on the building’s observation deck from 8 a.m. to 2 a.m. on April 16 and 17.

Photo credit: ford.com

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