Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Are Coming to Ford Vehicles Soon at River View Ford

March 25th, 2016 by

Apple CarplayWe have exciting news to pass along to our drivers in Oswego and Naperville: all new Fords will have SYNC 3 with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. That can mean more convenience, added comfort, and greater safety with more integrated connectivity with smartphones. Do more, more easily with the third generation SYNC. Keep reading to learn all about the exciting features available with SYNC 3, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto.

The All-New SYNC 3

Completely redesigned and upgraded from previous systems, this third generation SYNC infotainment system will have standard Ford apps, including a Siri Eyes-Free app that remains separate from Apple CarPlay that will allow drivers to access the features of the system through voice commands. Other apps also include AAA member services, Concur expense report tracking, and Eventseeker to find music or other entertainment in a nearby radius.

The new SYNC Connect, powered by 4G LTE, enables Oswego and Naperville drivers to remote start their vehicle, unlock the doors, locate the vehicle in a parking lot, and even display fuel levels through the phone app.

Apple CarPlay

This feature can be added to SYNC for iPhone users to make life a little bit easier. Compatible with the iPhone 5 and later models, this feature gives Oswego and Naperville drivers access to Apple Maps, Messages, Phone, and music through Siri voice control so your hands stay on the wheel and eyes on the road. You can also use the integrated touchscreen during stops or let your front passenger take control.

Android Auto

For Android 5.0 users and higher, this added feature allows easier, safer, and more convenient access to all the features of your smartphone. Access Google voice search, Google Maps, Google Play Music, and much more through steering wheel controls or through the vehicle’s touchscreen interface.

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are Coming Soon to River View Ford

The first model to see this new technology will be the 2017 Ford Escape, which will be available this spring. And from there it will be on all future Ford models. Any current 2016 Ford models will have a free system update available for drivers to upgrade to the SYNC 3 with Apple CarPlay and Andriod Auto capability. Find out more by stopping into our dealership and checking out all the current 2016 models. We look forward to seeing our Oswego and Naperville customers, so make sure to come see us soon!

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