AccuWeather offers Exclusive MinuteCast Minute-by-Minute Forecasts via AppLink in Ford’s New SYNC 3
AccuWeather expands weather information and updates with Superior Accuracy globally with Ford to keep people safe on the road. AccuWeather patented MinuteCast® minute-by-minute precipitation forecasts are now available to drivers via AppLink using Ford’s new SYNC 3 in-car communications and entertainment system, initially available in Ford’s Mondeo, S-MAX, and Galaxy models. AccuWeather MinuteCast provides exclusive minute-by-minute precipitation forecasts with Superior Accuracy™, including hyper-local information on precipitation type, intensity, and duration using exact street addresses or GPS locations, keeping people informed and safe on the go.
AccuWeather’s award-winning iOS App seamlessly syncs with Ford vehicles through Ford’s in-car, voice-activated AppLink technology. With the push of a button, AppLink allows users to simply speak to request their local weather information and it is instantly displayed on the car’s smartphone-like touchscreen in the language of the country where they live, now available in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom.
“AccuWeather’s support of AppLink provides drivers with instant weather access during their travel experience to improve their lives,” said Steven Smith, President of Digital Media at AccuWeather. “AccuWeather has a proven track record of providing users the most accurate, personalized, and localized weather information with Superior Accuracy. The continued expansion of our partnership with Ford allows us to reach more users with these unique benefits worldwide.”
Through SYNC 3 and AppLink, AccuWeather also provides access to detailed weather information including severe weather alerts, daily forecasts with high and low temperatures, and local summary forecasts so that travelers know what to expect in the next 3-5 days to plan ahead.
AccuWeather and Ford have partnered on multiple generations of SYNC, working together to bring users the most reliable and most accurate localized weather forecasts worldwide for safer, better travels.