STATE COLLEGE, Pa., June 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- AccuWeather Global Weather Center -- AccuWeather, the global leader in weather information and digital media, today announced its 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.
About AccuWeather, Inc. and AccuWeather.com
Every day over 1.5 billion people worldwide rely on AccuWeather to help them plan their lives, protect their businesses, and get more from their day. AccuWeather provides hourly and Minute by Minute™ forecasts with Superior Accuracy™ with customized content and engaging video presentations available on smartphones, tablets, free wired and mobile Internet sites, connected TVs, and Internet appliances, as well as via radio, television, and newspapers. Established in 1962 by Founder, President, and Chairman Dr. Joel N. Myers – a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society who was recognized as one of the top entrepreneurs in American history by Entrepreneur Magazine's Encyclopedia of Entrepreneurs – AccuWeather also delivers a wide range of highly-customized enterprise solutions to media, business, government, and institutions, as well as news, weather content, and video for more than 180,000 third-party websites. AccuWeather's CEO, Barry Lee Myers, is an award winning leader in global weather information issues and one of the world's most recognized advocates for cooperative relationships between government weather agencies and the weather industry. He is a leader in the digital weather information space.
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For more information contact:
Justin Roberti / 814.235.8756 / Roberti@AccuWeather.com
Katie Seifert / 973.588.2235 / KSeifert@CoynePR.com
Coyne Public Relations
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