All 2017 Ford models will support Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

Rob Attrell

January 4, 2016 8:20am

Car manufacturers operate on a much longer timescale than most modern technologies. This is the reason why most cars sold, even today, have terrible touchscreen interfaces even compared to the original iPhone from 2007. CarPlay and Android Auto are initiatives launched by Apple and Google respectively, to modernize car interfaces and allow car dashboards to integrate with smartphones.

Ford, along with the other major vehicle manufacturers, have pledged compatibility with these interfaces since they were announced. However, so far only a handful of new models have actually supported either CarPlay or Android Auto.

Today though, Ford has announced that every Ford model sold in North America with the company’s Sync 3 platform will work with Google and Apple’s car initiatives. 2016 models will also be getting an upgrade later this year, though it’s unclear if any features or compatibility might be left out.

Ford is also promoting new features of its own AppLink car platform at CES this year, so it seems that it isn’t stopping connected dashboard development completely.

  • George

    Cool but still I don’t buy Ford, GM, Chrysler, Dodge.
    They are just moving junks and quick losing value assets comparing with Korean, German and Japanese ones, no matter what kind of technology they add.

  • Arshad

    I wish Mazda would update their infotainment systems to work with Android Auto and Apple Carplay

  • Wish the Japanese and Korean manufacturers were promising this too. 🙁