Sync 3 Now Supports Apple CarPlay

Ford now helps SYNC Three with tool updates to make stronger Apple AutomobilePlay and Android Auto&business; for model-year 2016 and 2017 automobiles.

Customers can now replace via downloading the tool to a USB pressure, visiting a dealership or with an over-the-air Wi-Fi connection. This is Ford’s first tool replace by way of Wi-Fi. It gives a handy and automatic choice to current improve strategies

Customers with model-year 2016 Ford automobiles can replace to the brand new SYNC Three model 2.2 to achieve this make stronger for Android Auto and Apple AutomobilePlay.

“Our SYNC Three tool platform used to be designed to be smooth to replace so we will be able to get our consumers the newest and largest options, functionally and safety improvements,” stated Don Butler, govt director, Ford Connected Vehicle and Services. “With over-the-air updates, we will be able to ship new options to consumers within the background whilst they proceed the usage of their automobiles.”

Android Auto

Compatible with Android&business; units and better, Android Auto brings the Android revel in into the car safely and simply. It gives Google Maps, Google Play Music, telephone, messaging and third-party apps projected at the automobile’s integrated show and to be had by way of voice controls. With a simplified interface, huge contact goals, Google voice seek and easy-to-use voice controls, Android Auto is designed to reduce distraction whilst at the street.

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Apple AutomobilePlay

Apple AutomobilePlay is suitable with iPhone Five and later fashions working iOS 7.1 or upper. Apple AutomobilePlay provides iPhone customers an intuitive technique to make telephone calls, use voice-guided navigation, concentrate to tune, and ship and obtain messages. The comfort lets in the driving force to stick targeted at the street. Users can keep watch over Apple AutomobilePlay during the in-vehicle show or by way of Siri voice keep watch over. Apple AutomobilePlay make stronger calls for a USB hub improve to be had via Ford sellers.

SYNC Three these days helps Android Auto and Apple AutomobilePlay on all model-year 2017 Ford automobiles together with the Fiesta, Focus, Fusion and Mustang, SUVs together with the Escape, Explorer and Expedition, F-Series vans and Ford’s electrified automobiles.

Receiving updates over Wi-Fi

Ford has had SYNC upgrades since 2009, however that is the primary time the corporate is providing an replace by way of Wi-Fi. In Wi-Fi-enabled automobiles with Automatic System Updates became on inside SYNC 3, the device will periodically connect with a buyer’s designated Wi-Fi community to test for updates. If an replace is to be had, the device mechanically downloads the replace within the background over a time frame with none buyer interplay. And SYNC Three is designed to accomplish the replace so long as Wi-Fi is hooked up previous to the car turning off, subsequently there’s no wish to stay the car working for the replace to happen.

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