Ford today released a SYNC 3 software update that adds CarPlay and Android Auto support to its 2016 model year vehicles. Ford said customers with Wi-Fi-enabled vehicles can set up their vehicle to receive the update automatically. SYNC 3 version 2.2 can also be downloaded from the Ford Owner website and installed with a USB ...continue reading Ford Brings CarPlay to 2016 Vehicles With SYNC 3 Update

Ford has announced that its SYNC 3 infotainment system, which includes CarPlay and Android Auto, is now available across its entire 2017 lineup of cars, SUVs, light trucks, and electric vehicles in the United States. The expansion brings CarPlay to already-released 2017 models such as the Fusion, Mustang, and Explorer, while other models like the ...continue reading CarPlay Now Available in All 2017 Ford Vehicles Equipped With SYNC 3

As promised, Ford has announced that its new 2017 Escape will be its first vehicle to support CarPlay and Android Auto through its SYNC 3 Connect platform. The automaker's best-selling SUV has entered production in Louisville, Kentucky, and sales will begin at U.S. and Canadian dealerships in May 2016. Ford's all-new 2017 Escape hits dealerships ...continue reading Ford Launching 2017 Escape as its First CarPlay Vehicle in May

A trio of carmakers have unveiled new vehicles with CarPlay and Android Auto support at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit this month, including the 2017 Honda Ridgeline, 2017 Kia Forte5 and 2017 Lincoln Continental. All three models will be available in the first half of 2016. Kia's all-new 2017 Forte5 will feature ...continue reading New CarPlay Vehicles From Honda, Kia and Lincoln Debut at Detroit Auto Show

Pioneer at CES 2016 this week announced its next-generation lineup of NEX aftermarket CarPlay systems, available in Spring 2016 for between $700 and $1,400. The new systems include the 7-inch AVIC-8200NEX and AVIC-7200NEX, 6.2-inch AVIC-6200NEX and AVIC-5200NEX and lower-end 7-inch AVH-4200NEX. CarPlay on Pioneer's last-generation aftermarket NEX system Pioneer's website does not distinguish what the ...continue reading CES 2016: Pioneer and JBL Debut New Aftermarket CarPlay Systems

Toyota announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Ford and Livio to deploy SmartDeviceLink, an open source infotainment platform for in-car smartphone connectivity. For now, this means the world's largest automaker continues to pass over CarPlay and Android Auto, which have seen wider adoption in 2016. "Developing a safer and more secure ...continue reading Toyota Chooses SmartDeviceLink Over CarPlay and Android Auto

Ford has announced that it is adding CarPlay and Android Auto to all 2017 vehicles in North America equipped with BlackBerry's QNX-based SYNC 3 platform, starting with the new Ford Escape. CarPlay and Android Auto will also be available in 2016 vehicles with SYNC 3 as an upgrade later this year. Ford is also adding ...continue reading Ford Launching CarPlay and Android Auto in 2017 Vehicles With SYNC 3

Mitsubishi has announced that the 2017 Mirage will feature both CarPlay and Android Auto, becoming the first Mitsubishi vehicle in the U.S. to support Apple's in-dash system. The new subcompact hatchback, introduced at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show, is positioned as Mitsubishi's entry-level vehicle in its current lineup. Mitsubishi's 2017 Mirage GT Mitsubishi also ...continue reading 2017 Mirage Will Be First Mitsubishi Vehicle in U.S. to Support CarPlay