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This article was published on September 16, 2014

    Automatic partners with Ford to add Siri and IFTTT support to SYNC-equipped cars

    Automatic partners with Ford to add Siri and IFTTT support to SYNC-equipped cars
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    Connected car startup Automatic has announced a partnership with Ford that adds support for Siri and IFTTT to the Ford SYNC in-car system.

    The new integration will arrive with an update to the iOS app in coming weeks. Owners of Automatic’s accessory, an iPhone and a compatible Ford car will be able to activate Siri using the push-to-talk button on their steering wheels. SYNC will also have access to Automatic’s IFTTT channel, allowing drivers to trigger recipes with the press of a button.

    Ford models that support the Automatic integration include:

    • Explorer (2011-2015)
    • Flex (2013-2015)
    • F-150 (2011-2014)
    • F-Series Super Duty (2011-2015)
    • Taurus (2013-2015)
    • Lincoln (MKS 2013-2015)
    • Lincoln (MKT 2013-2015)
    • Lincoln (MKX 2011-2014)
    • Lincoln Navigator (2015)

    The partnership is Automatic’s first deep collaboration with a car manufacturer. The company’s device offers automated crash alerts, maintenance monitoring and fuel estimates.

    Automatic works by plugging into your car’s onboard diagnostic ports and is compatible with most modern cars. The service is currently US only.

    Automatic + Ford