Auto Express and Warrantywise

The Auto Express Used Car Awards 2015, in association with Warrantywise, will be published in the 7 October issue of Auto Express and on autoexpress.co.uk from the same date. The Awards will name the best second-hand cars in 16 key classes of the market, as well as crowning Used Car of the Year.

Warrantywise is the UK’s leading car warranty company, providing warranty services to many of the country’s largest dealer groups. It is a family business and the senior partners have a wealth of experience, having operated in the used car warranty market for more than 20 years.

• Britain’s best used cars 2014

An expert panel made up of Steve Fowler (Auto Express editor-in-chief), Graham Hope (deputy editor), James Disdale (road test editor), Joe Finnerty (consumer editor) and Lawrence Whittaker (Warrantywise CEO) assessed cars’ on-road ability, practicality, residual values, warranty history and ownership experience – based on their performance in Auto Express’s market-leading Driver Power survey – to find 2015’s years winning cars.

Whittaker said: “Judging the best used cars is easier for me than most as, through Warrantywise, I have reliability data dating back 15 years on pretty well every car sold in the UK. We have also taken into consideration driveability and depreciation as well.”

No less than 16 classes were considered: city cars, superminis, premium small cars, compact family cars, estates, family cars, crossovers, compact SUVs, large SUVs, compact executive cars, executive cars, coupes, MPVs, cabriolets, sports cars and luxury cars.

How to Preparing your car before winter

images (1)When winter arrives it’s important to know that your car is capable of dealing with the inclement weather, so we’ve produced a vital winter car checklist to ensure you don’t get caught out.

Breakdowns more than double during the winter months, as snow, ice, wind and rain cause havoc with driving conditions. However, a few simple winter checks can ensure both you and your car are prepared for what’s to come.

From quick winter car checks, such as testing washer fluid levels and ensuring your exterior lights are working, to the fitting of winter tyres, we have it all covered. Below you’ll find a list of checks and recommended purchases to help you and your car enjoy a trouble-free winter on the road.

Winter car maintenance checklist

It’s important to keep your car well maintained throughout the year, but this becomes even more vital during the winter months. The good news is that winter car checks really aren’t too different from normal maintenance procedures, however there are a few items that you should pay extra attention to:

 Check your car battery

Cold and damp weather is a battery killer. There’s little worse than the mechanical groan when you turn the key caused by a dying car battery. If your battery is struggling to start your car, the chances are it’s on its way out.

You can test the battery yourself if you have the correct equipment, but it’s far easier to ask a specialist. Assuming you can start the car, you can drive to your local main dealer or car spares shop to buy a new one. Most car battery stockists will even fit it for you.

• How to jump-start a car

Car battery prices vary, and can cost from around £60 fitted, although models fitted with stop-start systems can cost more than £100, depending on the size, type and the electrical current produced. There are dozens of combinations, so make sure you get the correct one.

If you can’t start your car, you can use a set of jump leads, or remove the battery and charge it indoors. This can be complex, not least because car batteries are heavy. You should always refer to the owner’s manual.

Check antifreeze

Antifreeze, as its name suggests, stops the water in the engine’s cooling system from freezing. To test the effectiveness of your antifreeze, you’ll need an antifreeze tester, which cost about £5. To use it, unscrew the coolant reservoir cap under the bonnet, after checking the engine is cold.

Lower the tube into the coolant and squeeze the rubber bulb on the end to suck some antifreeze inside the tester. You can then read the freezing point of the antifreeze using the scale inside the tester. Replace the antifreeze in the car’s system and replace the cap.

Check screen wash

Wintery weather is frequently wet, meaning you’ll spend lots of time using your windscreen wipers. There’s a high risk of them smearing grime across the windscreen if your screen wash bottle is empty.

To ensure this doesn’t happen to you, open the windscreen washer bottle under the bonnet, and fill it with screen wash. You can buy ready mixed or concentrated screen wash, which you’ll need to mix with water.

Screen wash has a lower freezing temperature than water alone, meaning you shouldn’t end up with frozen washer jets.

Check exterior lights

It sounds simple, and it is. The days are shorter and the weather is worse during the winter months, making maintenance of your exterior lights an important aspect of any winter car checklist.

Check and clean your lights regularly. The salt and dirt can quickly build-up, reducing visibility at night as well as during periods of snow, fog and rain. Carry extra bulbs in case of a failure.

Professional winter car checks

If you’ve not got the time to prepare your car for winter, then you can ask an expert to do it for you. Many main dealers and high street car spares shops can do this, and shouldn’t cost more than a few pounds. Some even offer free winter car checks.

Winter tyres

If you drive frequently in winter, then consider buying a set ofwinter tyres. They offer exceptional grip when the temperature drops below seven degrees, and in snow and ice. They’re not cheap, but well worth the investment for the additional safety they bring.

Even if you don’t want the extra cost of winter tyres, checking the tread depth of your existing tyres is important. The legal limit is 1.6mm, but having more than this can dramatically improve steering and braking. Also check your tyre pressures regularly.

Winter car equipment

Carrying an emergency kit with you at all times through the winter might seem a bit extreme – but if you ever find yourself stranded you’ll be glad of it. We recommend:

  • • A mobile phone and charger
  • • A hazard warning triangle
  • • Hi-visibility vest
  • • A first aid kit
  • • De-icer and a scraper
  • • A shovel
  • • A tow rope
  • • Wellington boots
  • • A torch
  • • Warm clothes
  • • Food and drink

And a decent set of car mats will not only protect your car’s carpets from wet or muddy feet, but can be wedged under the driven wheels to get you moving should you get really stuck in the snow.

Choose the right of car

Buying a new car is an exciting occasion, especially for a petrolhead. It is incredibly important, to the buyer at least, that the experience is as special and memorable as it can be. But as feedback to our Driver Power satisfaction survey has shown, quite often dealers don’t deliver where it matters most – keeping their customers happy.

After three-and-a-half months of waiting, I finally picked up the keys to my brand new Volkswagen Polo. I’ve been fortunate enough in the past to have had relatively stress-free car purchases, and while it’s always exciting holding your new keys in your hand for the first time, there were whole new levels of anticipation when I ordered the car at the end of September.

It was at the point of choosing between two cars where I first became aware of the inconsistencies between car dealers and customer service. Interestingly, these were between two closely-related companies – Audi and Volkswagen.

Having been a previous Audi owner, I was expecting fairly good treatment when I turned up to look at an A1 hatchback. When it got down to the nitty-gritty of discussing deals and finance, though, patronising staff sent me straight into the arms of my local Volkswagen dealer.

Belittling the competiton, saying the A1 “regularly beats the BMW 1 Series and Mercedes A-Class” and suggesting I need to decide which brand I want to be associated with saw me out of the door in no time.

A less-than-impressive 31st placing out of 32 in our 2014 Driver Power dealer rankings for VW loomed large in my mind, but the experience was far from what this poor showing led me to expect.

From start to finish, the experience of dealing with Lancaster Volkswagen St Albans was an absolute pleasure, and opened my eyes to the way in which we buy new cars is changing.

A whole new focus on the customer experience was revealed to me, and it was refreshing to feel like time was being made for me – as opposed to the usual expectation of a deal-hungry salesperson chasing the next sale.

The use of modern technology such as tablets to configure your car, video updates and an online order tracking system all contribute to a renewed focus on making the process of buying a new car an enjoyable, interactive and informative experience.

“Keeping you up to date”

This is a phrase I saw a lot of during the wait for my new car, thanks to VW’s online order tracking system (something that will be familiar to those with a penchant for a certain pizza delivery company), plus a video update system dubbed ‘CitNow’.

First up, the online order tracking. This is an effective way of keeping the buyer up to speed with the status of their new car order. There are seven stages that go from ‘Processing your order’ through to ‘Nearly there’, with updates to your phone coming through as your car progresses to each stage.

Find The Best of British GT

The British GT Championship makes its final stop of the season at Donington Park on 11 September, and you could be there to see both class titles decided in style, with supercars from Aston Martin, Bentley, Lamborghini and McLaren doing battle.

Pirelli is the official tyre supplier for the series, which sees all cars competing on just one specification of tyre, designed to be strong under all conditions. For dry weather, the GT3 cars have the P Zero DHC tyre and the GT4 cars make use of the P Zero DH tyre. For wet weather, both categories use the Cinturato WH tyre.

Auto Express has teamed up with Pirelli to offer a money-can’t-buy prize. As well as VIP hospitality and grid-walk passes for two, you’ll be treated to pre-race laps around Donington Park aboard British GT’s McLaren 570S safety car, before bringing the two-hour title decider to a close by waving the chequered flag!

Four lucky runners-up will also win a pair of general admission and grid-walk passes for the event.

For a chance to win this fabulous British GT experience simply answer this question:

Where will the 2016 British GT season finale take place?

A. Silverstone

B. Brands Hatch

C. Donington Park

Terms and conditions: No grid access for those aged 16 and under. Winners are responsible for their own travel to and from Donington Park. Prize valid for Sunday 11 September only. Safety Car passenger laps start at midday with sign-on beforehand. Passengers are subject to a safety disclaimer. Helmets will be provided. Total prize value non-refundable.

Based on psychological research, the brand’s new personality test asks you questions like what skill you believe is most important in life, what you like doing with your spare time and what annoys you most about other people. These questions might appear to have precisely nothing to do with the colour of your car but Ford thinks it’s cracked the code.

Answer the questions and the quiz will attempt to determine which colour car you drive from the different personality traits that are commonly associated with that colour. White, for example, is generally regarded as a very clean, precise and modern colour, while red is seen as a passionate, active and confident colour.

Is Ford really using digital wizardry and a little bit of psychological knowhow to  get inside your head? Is it going all Paul McKenna and reading your mind through the power of the internet?

The great of American cars

unduhanThe culture around American cars is so diverse, it means totally different things to different people. For many, it’s all about the mighty American Muscle Cars with their monster V8s and pumped-up styling. Other classic American car buffs love the chrome and fins of the rockin’ and rollin’ 1950s. Then there’s the Al Capone gangster period, and of course hot-rod and drag racing culture to consider too.

Some people will think of icons from closer to the dawn of motoring, such as the instantly recognisable Model T Ford. Others will immediately think of the geeky cool of the modern day electric Tesla Model S.

Motorsport has always been central to the American car dream, through machines like the Shelby Cobra and Chevrolet Corvette, not to mention the more everyday vehicles that are pressed into service in the spectacular NASCAR series.

On the road here in the UK though, it’s often the outlandish scale and style of more everyday road cars that appeals, as well as the burble of a meaty V8 engine. Classic American cars for sale reflect interest in every genre. Well-known classic models likeFord Mustangs, Chevrolet Camaros and Dodge Challengers attract ever higher prices, while all manner of old American cars can be found in the classifieds. Newer ones too, thanks to the recent trend of US manufacturers to ‘globalise’ their products and sell them here. Some, like Jeep, have been around in the UK for years, but Chevrolet is a relatively recent arrival, and Tesla is the newest kid on the block. You can buy a Corvette ‘officially’, and even Ford’s new Mustang is finally available here in right hand drive.

So for lovers of all American car brands, and of the new and old American cars they have created, this is our guide to 10 of our favourites.

Click on the links below to explore our Top 10 American Cars, and add your own thoughts in the comments…

  1. 1. Ford Mustang
  2. 2. Corvette
  3. 3. Cadillac Eldorado
  4. 4. Ford Model T
  5. 5. Jeep
  6. 6. Tesla Model S
  7. 7. Oldsmobile Curved Dash
  8. 8. Cadillac Type 53
  9. 9. Ford GT40
  10. 10. Duesenberg Model J

The Inside Of Car Power

A new carbon composite, which is the material used in recent car trunks, is now capable of running LED lights and this can help electric vehicles on a dual front.

This new composite material can at the same time withstand mechanical loads and stock electrical energy, scientists in UK and Belgium have mentioned who are the creators of this technology. Being based on activated carbon fibres, the structural supercapacitor is formed into a car boot lid that is capable of powering LEDs.

This composite can be viewed as a substitute to assembling two separate components that could aid electric vehicles by constructing bodywork which stocks power too, thus saving up on space as well as weight.

‘Multifunctional structural energy materials hold great promise in enabling more energy efficient and environmentally-friendly technologies, as they will make a considerable difference in terms of how we store and deliver energy in the future,’ says Guihua Yu, an energy storage specialist at the University of Texas in Austin, US.

Milo Shaffer of Imperial College of London, UK, is of the idea that carbon based materials are the base of various structural composites as well as electrochemical devices. He created a material that combined the strength and stiffness of structural carbon fibers and the ionic conductivity of activated carbon.

A crucial part of the study revolved around increasing the surface area of structural carbon fibers for usage as supercapacitor electrodes. The surface area and specific capacitance could be increased by three orders of magnitude formation of highly porous carbon aerogel around the fibers and this provided added benefits to its mechanical properties.

Shaffer confirms that the main challenge of the study arrived in the form of multifunctional electrolyte which needs to combine mechanical properties with ionic conductivity – two essentially inverse concepts. A balance in the performance levels was achieved by coming up with a bicontinuous structure consisting of an epoxy resin for its mechanical properties and an ionic liquid for purpose of ionic conduction.

The composites have a laminated nature and this helps energy storage devices like for instance lithium ion batteries, and the like. The question remains – ‘Why a supercapacitor then?’ Batteries have a lot of issues with volume expansion and therefore it is a tad bit difficult to make these devices well structured. Shaffer explains, ‘which is why we found supercapacitors interesting;you can have a useful energy function but don’t necessarily have any volume change.’

There is something else that needs a mention too: the power density of the material – which happens to be lower than the current technologically advanced supercapacitors. Nevertheless, Shaffer is conscious of the shortcomings of the material and the development of such a system is no easy task.

‘It is a critical step toward the right direction; various possible ways were tried to develop an optimised, processable device system,’ explains Chuizhou Meng, a supercapacitor expert at Purdue University in the US. ‘Many studies in the future will be guided by this work following the research strategy of elaborately finding a balance between mechanical and electrochemical properties.’

what’s the say of IDTechEx Analysts

Launches of fuel cell cars are reportedly planned by up to six carmakers from 2015 including Tata Motors of India, owners of Jaguar Land Rover. They are portrayed as pivotal in creating success for pure electric cars but the truth is very different. More is explained in the IDTechEx report Future Technology for Hybrid and Pure Electric Cars 2015-2025.
Toyota has been the first to declare its hand with full details of its contribution the Mirai. People listen to Toyota because it is way ahead as leader in EVs overall with sales about four times those of number two according to analysts IDTechEx. It was right to say that affordable pure-electric cars using batteries were not ready for prime time and right to persevere with hybrids. It knows about pure electric vehicles: it is global leader in pure electric forklifts.
However, Toyota is wrongly reported as “betting the shop” on fuel cell cars. Indeed, a managing director of Toyota Satoshi Ogiso has joked that their Chairman Mr Takeshi Uchiyamada, who was behind the hugely successful Prius hybrid during its ten wilderness years and is behind their fuel cells, is now a Don Quixote figure.
Fuel cell rollout projects across the world are actually extremely cautious and modest. For example, the European HyFive program involves Toyota, BMW, Daimler, Honda and Hyundai. It only aims to get 110 fuel cell vehicles on the road by contributing $45 million.
Progress is still slow, following the invention of the fuel cell in 1839 and Honda having arguably the first production fuel cell car the FCX Clarity and the Toyota FCEV Highlander appearing in 2008, only tiny numbers being deployed. Indeed, IDTechEx puts fuel cell cars at only 1% of all hybrid and pure electric cars sold worldwide in 2024.
Franco Gonzalez, EV analyst at IDTechEx explains, “Fuel cells will not be competitive with conventional engines in up-front cost for at least 15 years. Indeed, they need very expensive new hydrogen fuelling infrastructure in addition.”
He continues, “The Germans may achieve that and the Californians are sprinkling 100 across the state by 2017 but that still means frequent diversions into further grid-locked roads to find the stuff. Fuel cells could eventually make sense for fleets such as forklifts and buses because providing their hydrogen refue?ling is trivial, given their fixed routes. Indeed, fuel cells are in about 8000 forklifts in the USA where hydrogen is cheaper. Reduced cost of ownership and no local pollution could become market drivers in closed systems”.
“While it is commendable that fuel cell car production costs have tumbled to the order of $100,000 each, that is still a long way from being competitive. Therefore we are not surprised that the Toyota Mirai fuel cell car, costing a premium $57,000 in the USA and £63,104 in the UK before grants, is constrained to test levels of only 700 worldwide in 2015 despite initial orders for 1500. Only about 2,000 units will be very expensively made in 2016 and approximately 3,000 units in 2017 – then only tens of thousands in the 2020s, says Toyota”.
“So far, compared to a regular car, the fuel cell car offers bottom end range of only 300 miles, unimpressive acceleration and fuel cost, probably a poor resale price and diversion to refuel with the hydrogen from non-sustainable sources (just as electricity and gasoline to charge cars usually comes from non-sustainable sources). The Toyota Mirai is very much a work in progress with its poor headroom in the back due to passengers sitting on the large hydrogen tanks. Many find it ugly due to the huge air scoops at the front for the extra radiators cooling the fuel cell”.
“Meanwhile, the year is approaching when affordable battery cars arrive with the same lack of pollution at point of use, the same 300 miles range but acceptable resale price due to being simpler and lasting longer. In 2020, or not long after, that could provide lift-off in sales way beyond fuel cell cars. Indeed, fuel cell cars perpetuate the bad practice of putting platinum in a consumer product and they still need a supercapacitor or battery to do the heavy lifting. For example, the Toyota Mirai launched in 2015 has a 1.5kWh NiMH battery”.
“So far, fuel cells are usually only range extenders for hybrids though one day they may manage all load variations. Even then they will need separate devices to accept the energy harvesting from braking, shock absorbers and photovoltaics.”
IDTechEx would not be surprised to find Toyota launching hybrid cars with next-generation fuel extenders that are cheaper to buy and to own than fuel cells and easier to refuel. The question may then become whether to keep the exceptionally high subsidies for fuel cell cars when zero pollution at point of use becomes viable with arguably greener pure-electric battery or supercabattery cars that need less investment. Indeed, electricity to charge the competing pure electric cars is increasingly green with greener grid power and increased use of local solar, including over the car itself, whereas affordable and easily accessed green hydrogen remains elusive.
As outlined in the IDTechEx report, Range Extenders for Electric Vehicles Land, Water & Air 2015-2025, some of the other choices of range extender for hybrids beyond fuel cells are starting to be adopted by Toyota’s competitors in 2015 such as the quiet rotary combustion engine in the Proton hybrid car and some of these will be prevalent in 2020 as advanced forms like the Libralato appear.

Control Units On Transmission

Modern day cars are offered with both Automatic and Manual Transmission as per the customer choice. In comparison to manual transmission, automatic transmissions enhance the driving comfort and also fuel efficient as it independently determines the point where engines run most efficiently. There are various aspects to discuss about the Advancement of Technology in Transmission Control Units.

Going High-tech: Modern Transmission Control Units are designed to meet high precision digital intelligence in order to find out engine’s ideal operating point, the control unit posses high-tech computer enabling complex operation of various kinds of automatic transmission systems.  The processing speed of a modern transmission unit is incredibly faster than the computers used in the lunar mission.

Conventional Automatic: A conventional automatic transmission uses various programs stored in the control unit to shift the gears. Most of cars are equipped with a switch strategically placed on the steering helping the drivers to shift gears avoiding errors and adds precision transmission power. Most common conventional transmission is designed with 6 gears though some ultra-efficient versions are designed with 9 gears.

Automated Manual Transmission: An Automated Manual Transmission, abbreviated as AMT, is a combination of manual and automatic transmission. It offers the best of comfort and convenience of an automatic with an individual control of manual transmission. The clutch opens during the idling condition and utilizes the energy generated when it’s closed. This transmission drastically reduces carbon emissions and saves fuel in the process.

Dual Clutch Automated Transmission: This type of transmission comprises two separate transmissions. One is used for even gear shift and other one for odd gear shift. Both clutches shift back and forth between the transmissions within a fraction of second, allowing precision gear shift. The complex coordination in a dual clutch transmission is possible due to sophisticated transmission control system by a powerful processing.

Continuously Variable Transmission: Abbreviated as CVT, used without any shifting points that completely eliminates shifting response delays. As result, allowing the driver to accelerate accurately without any interruptions as the driving force is available all the times. The vehicle does not even shift back and forth between fixed shifting points, a feature most essential during steep inclines. CVT is widespread in Asia and North American markets.

e-Clutch: An e-Clutch provides the comfort of any automated to a manual transmission in a cost effective way.  Drivers can shift into gear one by just stepping into gas pedal, the e-Clutch automates the clutch but not the transmission. The clutch pedal produces an electrical signal and sends it to the actuator, which decouples the clutch. This affordable transmission acts as an alternative to a fully automated transmission essentially useful for the drivers of compact cars who find themselves in a stop and go traffic within the urban spheres.

Coasting: The e-Clutch manual transmission can also benefit fuel efficient coasting functions, which is only possible with automatic transmissions. Coasting expands on the well-known start-stop function and enables additional fuel savings of up to ten percent. When this function is used, the engine not only switches off at traffic lights, but also while the vehicle is moving.

Find Simulation Propels Electric Cars

Due to its size and booming economy, China is now the world’s largest auto market, and industry analysts predict sales of 20 million cars in 2012 alone. Hence, the government is looking for greener alternative to gasoline to power their cars, trucks and buses. Although battery-driven cars today make up a small portion of the market, hybrid cars in China should still exceed 200,000 this year. In addition, there are approximately 125 million battery-driven bicycles on the road.

 A key component of such vehicles is their batteries. Lithium-ion cells, the technology that powers most laptop computers, cell phones and other electronic devices, are the most popular type used in hybrid cars because the cells are smaller and lighter than alternative batteries. China produces revenues of $3.6 billion in lithium ion batteries each year.

The Tianjin Institute of Power Sources

Despite the widespread use of lithium ion batteries, there are still some concerns about the risk of potential fire hazards. Addressing this issue is the Tianjin Institute of Power Sources, established in 1958, one of two national laboratories involved in battery testing and evaluation. The Institute has more than 1,400 employees, of which some 400 are technical staff. The lab focuses on standards research for battery safety and makes design recommendations, which many automobile manufacturers follow.

When it comes to cell safety, many factors come into play, but which ones are the most significant? Without simulations, finding the answer would require considerable funds and tedious testing, while repeating dangerous experiments and trying to control every aspect of them.

To simulate the thermal behavior of the cells at adiabatic conditions, we created a 3D model that includes 12 positive electrodes, each measuring6.5 cm × 5 cm × 5 mm and each rated for approximately 1 Ah. The model coupled heat transfer and electrochemical reactions together. In our studies of new types of cells, the temperature rose slowly at first but eventually went over to thermal runaway (Figures 1 and 2). We calculated the major exothermal peaks and found very good correlation between the model and experimental results.

Thanks to the model, I can more easily optimize the cell geometry and study the thermal behavior of its materials,which is important in understanding the cells’ safety aspects and is also helpful in product design. COMSOL models help in building safety awareness and also to save money. For a typical project, we usually run hundreds of experiments, where each one costs roughly $300. Now, because of the models, we can cut the number of experiments down to just ten or so. Also, without simulation, we would need a week to produce each experiment and another week to run it. With the simulation, I can test tens of designs in hours and send one or two very promising ones for trials.

How to Better At Driving

From being more mechanical to surprisingly intellectual is what defines now-a-days cars that are all ready to embrace the trending software updates. Cars that get software updates not only shrink gap between your car and dealer but stands on the front line to provide improved safety, fortified performance and reduced driver’s distraction while driving. While these many benefits are amazing each and every car lover, an evident advantage of getting those benefits without gearing up wheels is what buzzing in the automotive industry – Yeah, there is no need to travel under the roof of a dealership every time a new update got pop out – It is easy to get updates released from the manufacturer straight away on car with the help of a Wi-Fi connection.

Despite every car tends to hurl off the point being old with the help of sophisticated software updates, only cars from some leading manufacturers like Tesla, Ford, Toyota are simplifying the customer needs and grabbing newness through innovative software updates.

Tesla Motors, one of the world’s popular car brands renowned for producing electric cars is committed to offer a series of software updates for its acclaimed Model S in 2015. In its first set of updates, the software can analyze road conditions and driver’s route, controls driver from driving at high speeds and stops the attendant access of using personal data through valet mode, performs automatic braking and blind-spot detection alongside providing topography that alarms driver if the car is moving out of a charging location. Once the car automatically downloads and installs the code issued by the company, it gets updates.

This U.S. based car brand is also planning to provide another set of updates after few months from first set of updates release, that consists of an option that allows car to drive itself, and guides towards the destination.

Not just these, but Tesla already wowed its Model S owners with a remote software update that increased car speed more to the existing in the year beginning. Model S P85D can now accelerate from 0 to 60mph within just 0.1 to 3.1 seconds with the help of a new software update – which made a difference in its previous version that takes 3.2 seconds in the insane mode to accelerate the same speed range.

Ford, an American Automaker with a global presence is set to offer software updates for its latest infotainment system Sync 3 – the all new 2015 model, after partnering with software market giant Microsoft to keep the infotainment system updated and also to give its customers more freedom to get updates. Software updates received by Sync 3 from Microsoft with the enabled WiFi allows the system to stay updated with the current.

Sync 3 infotainment system equipped Ford cars can stay update to the latest with the Microsoft’s reliable and easier software downloads, which is an unrivaled smart process compared to its previous way of downloading Sync updates to USB thumb drive and then again updating it manually through dashboard.