Ford is finally adding CarPlay and Android Auto to its cars

Ford is finally adding CarPlay and Android Auto to its cars

Ford has long indicated that CarPlay and Android Auto were part of its long-term infotainment strategy, but only now are we learning the actual game plan: both platforms will finally be coming this year.

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All 2017 Ford models sold in North America with the company’s Sync 3 infotainment platform will have CarPlay and Android Auto out of the box, while owners of 2016 models will be able to upgrade “later in the year.” The 2017 Escape will be the first model on the road to get both systems, going on sale in the spring. The new Escape had also been previously announced as the first vehicle to get Ford’s Sync Connect system, which brings LTE into the car; other vehicles with Sync 3 will be getting LTE later this year as well.

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