What New Technology Features Does the 2020 Ford Explorer Have in Store?

By Product Expert | Posted in Ford Explorer, Technology on Tuesday, July 30th, 2019 at 9:34 pm

2020 Ford Explorer New Touchscreen and Digital Cluster

As the automotive industry continues to evolve, digital screens are becoming a bigger part of the driving experience than we could have ever imagined. Though the explosion of technology gives us more access to information than ever before. For 2020, the Ford Explorer ups the ante with a new 10.1-inch touchscreen and 12.3-inch digital cluster. Keep reading to see all these expansive new screens have to offer.

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12.3-Inch Digital Instrument Cluster

On ST and Platinum models, the 2020 Explorer features an all-new 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster display. The new setup replaces the traditional set of analog gauges with a fully digital layout. Setting the system apart from others, an innovative Calm Screen display nicknamed “Mindful Mode” strips away all nonessential data from the digital cluster, allowing drivers to process less information behind the wheel. The simplified display leaves visible the speedometer, fuel and temperature gauge.

Unlike smartphones, which are designed to stimulate the attention receptors in our brains, the Mindful Mode display utilizes a clean design and soothing deep blue color scheme intended to sooth and relax.


2020 Ford Explorer digital cluster Mindful Mode

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2020 Ford Explorer 10.1-Inch Touchscreen

10.1-Inch Vertical Touchscreen

Optional on select 2020 Ford Explorer models is a new 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system. While most portrait-style systems are integrated into the dashboard, the all-new Explorer’s display sits perched atop the center stack, giving a distinctly tablet-like appearance. The portrait-oriented touchscreen allows for easier navigation.

With split-screen capability, the advanced display also lets you view navigation and audio information simultaneously. The supersized screen replaces a standard 8-inch horizontal display. The 10.1-inch touchscreen runs the latest version of Ford’s Sync 3 software, which features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration.

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