Ford Sync 3 to be equipped with Apple Carplay and Android Auto

All 2017 Ford vehicles equipped with the Sync 3 infotainment system will come with Apple Carplay and Android Auto.

This means that Ford van and car dealerships in Yeovil and across the UK will be selling Ford vehicles that have interfaces that are similar to their driver’s phone.

Although the new car dashboard screen and iOS-style interface will be available in 2017 models, some of these will be on sale in 2016. Those who purchase a car or van from Ford dealers in Salisbury or somewhere else in the country during 2016 can also benefit from an update to allow them access to Carplay and Android Auto.

In a statement, Don Butler, the executive director of the Connected Vehicle and Services division at Ford, said, “Sync allows customers to bring the smartphone technology they're comfortable with into a vehicle and use it hassle free.

“With Sync, we move at our customers' pace - making it easy for them to maintain a connected lifestyle no matter their choice of smartphone, apps or services inside and outside their vehicle.”

Ford to announce even more technology advances

It was recently revealed that Ford Sync now works with Siri by allowing voice commands to be given through the device, but the car manufacturer is expected to make even more technology-related announcements in 2016.

According to the International Business Times, these technology announcements will be related to electric car developments that have seen a partnership being struck up between Google and Ford, if rumours are to be believed.

Ford is also planning to develop in-car 4G connections with its Sync Connect in 2016, which will allow its drivers to unlock their doors, check fuel and battery charge levels, and change the temperature in their car from their phone. The drivers can do this when they are doing something away from the car.

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