Ford Bolsters Availability Of Sync 3 Plus Apple Carplay, Android Auto; Tech Offered On All 2017 Model-Year Cars, Suvs, Light Tru
July 26, 2016 at 6:29 AM (PT)
FORD is expanding its SYNC 3 connectivity platform -- allowing compatibility of APPLE CARPLAY and ANDROID AUTO -- throughout its entire 2017 U.S. vehicle lineup of cars, SUVs, light trucks and electrified vehicles. FORD, using its platform-centric approach -- creating a technology for its lineup versus going vehicle by vehicle -- has been able to swiftly roll out SYNC 3 plus APPLE CARPLAY and ANDROID AUTO. And future, over-the-air updates via Wi-Fi will help ensure it keeps up with the latest technology.
“We developed one platform -- SYNC 3 -- and have been able to quickly offer the technology across our lineup,” said FORD Global Dir./Electrical and Electronic Systems Engineering CHUCK GRAY. “Customers considering a new vehicle can now choose any 2017 model year FORD car, SUV, light truck, or electrified vehicle with SYNC 3 and be able to access their favorite apps.”