Ford Enables CarPlay, Android Auto on 2016 Models

20 May, 2017, 08:49 | Author: Oscar Goodwin
  • Ford brings Android Auto and Apple CarPlay to its 2016 fleet

Ford just announced that CarPlay is coming to all of its 2016 model vehicles via software update. Android Auto, on the other hand, seems to have no installation restrictions. By enabling Automatic System Updates in the car's settings and connecting to a home Wi-Fi network, the auto can automatically download and install the update.

Finally, if you're completely averse to performing updates to your vehicle on your own, you can schedule an appointment to have it performed at your local Ford dealership.

It could also encourage drivers to stick with their 2016 model for a while longer, rather than upgrade to a newer vehicle with built-in CarPlay or Android Auto compatibility.

For a while now, Ford has promised that it would bring Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to Sync 3 users in 2016-model-year vehicles.

Ford vehicle owners can download a free, over-the-air update via Wi-Fi, use USB, or visit their dealer.

Android Auto and Apple CarPlay allow users to control many of their smartphone features and apps by using the vehicle's controls.

Retroactively offering this kind of thing to auto owners is a definite change in tone for auto makers, since they typically use these kinds of things as incentives to get people interested in vehicle model updates. Apple CarPlay support requires a USB hub upgrade available through Ford dealers. Ford's entire 2017 vehicle lineup already supports both systems. If an update is available, the system automatically downloads the update in the background over a period of time without customer interaction. As long as the system is connected to the Wi-Fi, the update process will keep running in the background.

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