Visteon develops kit to integrate SYNC with aftermarket navigation

Visteon Corporation has developed an electronic interface which, for the first time, brings aftermarket navigation capability to Ford vehicles equipped with Ford SYNC in North America.

An aftermarket kit allowing SYNC to interface with Visteon’s Navigation Radio System is now available for most Ford and Lincoln models through dealers and distributors. The kit includes an easy-to-install direct connect harness and interface box that enables SYNC to be operated from the touch screen on the Visteon Navigation Radio System.

More than 80 percent of Ford’s nameplates in North America are available with SYNC, a fully integrated, voice-activated, in-car communications and entertainment system for mobile phones and digital music players. Ford has delivered more than 1 million SYNC systems since the product made its debut in 2007 on the Ford Focus. Until now, no viable aftermarket navigation system was readily available that seamlessly integrated with SYNC.

The Visteon Navigation Radio System features fully integrated GPS navigation, a multimedia disc player for CDs and DVDs, iPod player command and control, Bluetooth wireless hands-free phone operation and streaming audio, rear backup camera video input and other premium functionality.

Source: Visteon.

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