Ford expands CarPlay to all 2017 vehicles

Ford announced earlier this year that it would bring Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to all of its 2017 models equipped with the Sync 3 infotainment system. The company has now confirmed that it will integrate Sync 3 in all 2017 cars, SUVs, light trucks and electrified vehicles. The 2017 Escape, Explorer, Fusion, and Mustang already include the new in-car entertainment system, and other models like the F-150, Focus, Edge and the 2017 Super Duty will pick up Sync 3 integration later this year.

From Jeffrey Hannah, Director of North America at automotive research firm SBD:

SYNC 3 is already a major leap forward in terms of functionality, simplicity, and user experience – Ford's promise that every new model now ships 'Smartphone-ready' is huge.Ford is not taking the traditional approach of introducing Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto on a few piecemeal models or as an expensive option on luxury vehicles only. The guesswork for consumers is over – if you buy any 2017 Ford vehicle with SYNC 3, you drive off the lot with both of these innovative technologies ready to go.

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