Ford is apparently launching the Sync 3 connected car system this summer not only in the US, but also in Europe. The voice-activated 8-inch infotainment center can easily find establishments for you -- all you need to do is press a button and say "I need a coffee" or "I need gas petrol." And since the automaker baked both Android Auto and Apple Car Play support into the system, you can pair it with either an iPhone or an Android device.

Ford has added five additional European languages* to Sync 3's knowledge bank in preparation for its debut. The company has also installed localized versions of Emergency Assistance, so drivers and passengers can initiate emergency calls in the country's own language. Sync 3 will initially be available in Europe aboard the Mondeo, the S‑MAX, the Galaxy and eventually, the Kuga SUV. It will make its first appearance in the continent on the new Kuga at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next week.

(*The system's European languages are: Czech, Danish, Norwegian, Polish (including voice control), Swedish (including voice control), Dutch, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish and U.K. English.)

This piece by Mariella Moon originally appeared on Engadget, the definitive guide to this connected life.

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