Ford Brings Apple CarPlay & Android Auto With SYNC 3 At CES 2016
Ford’s 2016 models will automatically get updated to the latest software ecosystem for cars.
We’re all set for smart-auto 2016 as Ford looks to expand its SYNC connectivity system with support from multiple connectivity options and different auto ecosystem available in the market.
Don Butler, Ford executive director, Connected Vehicle and Services
SYNC allows customers to bring the smartphone technology they’re comfortable with into a vehicle and use it without hassle. With SYNC, we move at our customers’ pace – making it easy for them to maintain a connected lifestyle no matter what their choice of smartphone, apps or services inside and outside their vehicle is.
The company claims that owners of SYNC 3-equipped vehicles will have more choice in how they access their smartphones in the car. iPhone users can activate Apple CarPlay, and Android users can activate Android Auto, two interfaces built specifically for those types of smartphones.
In addition, new SYNC Connect technology powered by 4G LTE gives owners the ability to remotely access features of their car. Owners can program a remote start, unlock doors, check fuel levels or locate a parked vehicle via their smartphone.
Ford is eager to broaden its base in North America, where all Ford vehicles are expected to be powered with SYNC 3 via Apple CarPlay or Android Auto by 2017.
Key Features: Ford SYNC 3
Apple CarPlay: SYNC gives iPhone users access to Maps, Messages, Phone and Music through Siri voice control or touch screen.
- Android Auto: Users get Google voice search, Google Maps, Google Play Music and more via steering wheel controls and touch screen
- Support for 4G: SYNC 3 offers 4G LTE connectivity that enables remote start, unlock doors, check fuel level and locate a parked vehicle via smartphone.
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