ANYONE driving a Ford van who has a penchant for hi-tech fangle-danglery will be delighted with the news that the lads at the blue oval have teamed up with online listening hub Radioplayer to enable drivers to listen to streamed radio in Ford vans.
While certain members of the Business Vans team are still playing cassette tapes, more go-ahead types can now download the new free Radioplayer app.
When linked with Ford’s SYNC with AppLink system it connects apps on smart phones with Ford vehicles, meaning they can be voice controlled by the driver – as is already the case for bonded phones, radio and USB devices.
Radioplayer makes the best British radio stations available without the need to divert attention from the road.
It is already available on tablet, desktop and extends to over 300 stations including all BBC national and local services, commercial stations and a selection of community and student radio stations.
As much as 20% of radio listening is done in vehicles – more so by van drivers. Ford pioneered the introduction of digital stations into its model range as an option fitted by dealers over 10 years ago.