I soon put the technology to the test in a few days later. I was particularly impressed with the active park assist and I would not be surprised to see Ford eventually begin implementing technologies such as night vision, lane tracking, pre-collision braking, or dynamic cruise control. While I do not expect the quality of the Google Earth implementation on an Audi which even has satellite imagery, snappier performance could go a long way. With regard to the Bluetooth update, try the following link All the above should be in your owner manual, apart from being able to buy update maps off the Internet! Regardless, the seamless experience of automatic pairing as you enter the Focus 2012 and having the system transfer a call back to the handset as you exit the vehicle is great. You're supposed to provide them a code from your nav system and they give you a serial. I might try and go down and speak with the guys at the garage I got it from - am I best speaking with the service or sales guys? While the directions were spot-on the vast majority of the time, the navigator sent me driving in circles in at least two occasions even though I was just a few blocks away from the final destination. Existing Ford warranties remain, however, restrictions may apply.
The sheer number of things going on when seated in a Focus 2012 is rather overwhelming even for a computer engineer. Or do you have to take it to a ford dealership? Interface elements are not always consistent, some fonts are quite difficult to read, and the recessed display forces drivers to lean over to see information on the edges of the screen. You should pop over to talkford and the Mk2 Focus sub forum to get the best advice. Start by selecting the model of your vehicle from the list below! It is not touch-screen it has the button round the edges. I think blaupunkt is sd card and denso is cd. However I was wondering if there is any place you can find updates for the software? The company is also working hard to quickly to create an eco-system for third-party applications delivered through smart phones and even hopes to have developers taking on prototyping new concepts. I was hoping there would be a place on the Ford Website that I could update things.
It is also perfect for those who would rather not wear a headset. Ford also advertises support for reading out incoming text messages and responding from a selection of pre-defined replies, but this feature only works with a limited number of smart phones. I often struggled to hear the person on the other end even with the volume turned up and I heard complains from others as well. In my situation, the voice recognition failed to identify any of the names in my phone book even though I could browse through a full list on-screen — speaking a 10 digit number worked just fine. Get the latest Ford navigation system map update for the most current data, including new roads, businesses, addresses and much more. New Ford navigation maps are now available for your vehicle. What is more, if you are buying your new vehicle on finance, your accessories can be included in your finance agreement.
The touch screen interface lets drivers select a home location, configure favorites, browse previous destinations, search for points of interest, input a street address, find an intersection, or look for places on a map. Very happy, no problems here! The self-parking system also does an amazing job of bringing the back and front tires of the Focus within just few inches of the curb every time. Supplier Branded Accessories are carefully selected products, manufactured to high quality standards, from reputable suppliers such as Thule®, Xvision and Uebler. You can browse the online and explore the full range of accessories available for your Ford. To purchase a Ford map update, visit the. Where a part is installed which is not permitted on public roads, the general type approval may no longer be valid. Taira Little from Hoffman Ford will walk you through how to tell if you have an update available, download and update your system, as well as how to let your Ford owner account know your update is complete.
Fiddy The dealer gives you the A4 chip for free lol. I briefly tried playing tracks from both the iPod app and on an Apple iPhone 4 over Bluetooth and it worked seamlessly. The reason i got a good deal is the new Focus shape was just out and this is the old shape. Why should I buy alloy wheels for my Ford? A lot can change in 12 months, and in the last three years over 1. The display was also overly cluttered with way too much overlaid information. Ford accessories are high quality products which allow you to personalise your Ford.
After putting this to the test while on the road, I found plenty of good and some bad. Sure, it was missing a couple features the Ford had, but the simplicity just made more sense. Our complete Focus Navigation kit contains genuine Ford parts, includes everything needed and comes pre-programmed. I soon realized that the Active Park Assist can actually perform a multiple-point turn by maneuvering the car back and forth until parked properly. I decided to give the assisted park a shot in a private residential area with nearly no traffic since I did not have high expectations. Details of the cookies Ford use and instructions on how to disable them can be found in the.
A Few Bugs While in-car tech advancements are always exciting, it also creates many opportunities for bugs. Lets crack this thing and get everyone cheap nav!!! User denied the request for Geolocation Location information is unavailable The request to get user location timed out An unknown error occurred Open today until Parts today until Service today until. Other In-car Tech The Focus 2012 comes with plenty of other bits of tech which deserve a mention. Though the Focus 2012 has an automatic six-speed transmission, drivers can manually change gears with a touch of a button on models such as the Titanium. Finding simple bits of information such as the time or the temperature often takes more than a single glance due to a cluttered and disorganized interface. I did my own upgrade yesterday, no problems.
It takes a lot more than just simple software to have nav. Col Hi, thanks for the reply. Select your vehicle model and year from the dropdown menu and the appropriate update will appear. With the navigator running, the interface dedicates a third of the screen to display directions. Unfortunately, the audio quality over Bluetooth was not too pleasant for either party. While most cars have automatic headlights which turn on when dark, Ford actually has rain-sensing wipers which automatically clear the windshield too.