Ford using first over-the-air software updates to its 2016 cars

Ford Motor Company is set to release a new update for 2016 model-year vehicles equipped with Ford's SYNC 3 infotainment system, unlocking Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities that had previously been absent.

Customers can also get the update via the traditional means of visiting their dealer or using a USB drive, Ford said. This should pretty exciting news for Ford owners who now won't need to buy a brand new auto to get a major infotainment upgrade. CarPlay and Android Auto are huge upgrades vs. most in-car software, offering navigation and entertainment options that follow you from your phone to your vehicle. They can also use a Wi-Fi connection and install the upgrade directly to their auto. With a simplified interface, large touch targets, Google voice search and easy-to-use voice controls, Android Auto is created to minimize distraction while on the road. Like with Android Auto, CarPlay allows integration with the in-car infotainment system, enabling app projection on the SYNC 3 screen, and voice control via Apple's Siri system. SYNC 3 will periodically connect to a designated Wi-Fi network to check for updates and new features, and automatically download them in the background if they're available.

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SYNC 3 now supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay on all model-year 2017 Ford cars including the Fiesta, Focus, Fusion and Mustang, SUVs including the Escape, Explorer and Expedition, F-Series trucks and Ford's electrified vehicles.

Ford noted that this is the first time it has offered Sync updates over the air to Wi-Fi-enabled vehicles. As long as the system is connected to the Wi-Fi, the update process will keep running in the background.


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