Ford is moving ahead with their own, Google’s and Apple’s advanced infotainment in every single model. Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – July 25, 2016 Ford’s SYNC 3.0, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto announcement. This morning Ford announced it is expanding its SYNC 3 connectivity platform across its entire 2017 U.S. vehicle lineup of cars, SUVs, light trucks and electrified vehicles. Ford’s own in-house designed SYNC 3 infotainment technology along with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto being available across its entire lineup saves $s and improves quality versus a vehicle by vehicle rollout. The SW/HW is robust enough so that future, over-the-air updates via Wi-Fi will keep it up to date for the foreseeable future. The Escape, Fusion, Mustang and Explorer are already available as 2017 MY vehicles at dealerships with the F-150, Focus, Edge and all-new 2017 Super Duty arriving over the next few months. Jeffrey Hannah, Director of North America for Global Automotive Technology Research Firm SBD: As part of Ford’s effort to present ever easier to use mobility solutions, SYNC 3 features all-new hardware and software for faster and more intuitive performance and more conversational voice recognition. Spotify, Pandora, Ford PASS, AccuWeather and AAA member services are also includes within the SYNC 3 AppLink. 2017 Ford Mustang with SYNC 3.0 and Apple CarPlay Compatible with iPhone 5 and later models, CarPlay provides a simplified way to use your iPhone interface on a car’s touch screen, giving users access to Siri voice controls, as well as Apple Maps, Apple Music, Phone, Messages, and a variety of third party apps. Android Auto is available on devices with Android 5.0 and higher and similarly delivers Google Maps and music to a car’s screen while enabling voice controls for phone calls and messaging. All in, it appears that Ford will the first to offer the ground breaking infotainment technology across its entire lineup and that is a great addition no matter the price range of the vehicle.