Ford is working towards integrating the latest smartphone platforms with its new Sync 3 infotainment system.
This year, the American automaker announced that it was dropping its Microsoft-based MyFordTouch infotainment system is favor of a new Blackberry QNX-based setup. Now, Ford is working to integrate both Apple Car Play and Android Auto, which allow consumers to control apps on their smartphones through the vehicle’s interface.
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When Sync 3 debuts, it will also have its own suite of apps known as App Link which will also offer smartphone connectivity. “It’s not about AppLink versus CarPlay versus Android Auto; it’s about ensuring that our customers around the world are able to simply access the apps that they want,” a Ford spokesman told Car and Driver.
Ford says that Sync 3 will be available on all models by the end of 2016, though some reports claim Apple Car Play and Android Auto will debut in Ford vehicles before the end of this year.
[Source: Car and Driver]
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