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Ford to Introduce Wireless CarPlay in Select 2020 Vehicles With SYNC 4

Wednesday October 30, 2019 8:01 am PDT by
Ford today previewed its new SYNC 4 infotainment system, including support for wireless CarPlay and Android Auto. The new SYNC 4 system will be available on select Ford vehicles starting in 2020. CarPlay on SYNC 3 The wireless solution works over Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, allowing an iPhone to be connected to the CarPlay system without using a Lightning to USB cable. Ford joins BMW in offering...

Latest Apple Music Android Beta Includes Support for Android Auto Platform

Monday August 27, 2018 9:09 am PDT by
Apple appears to be testing integration of Apple Music with Android Auto, according to a report today by Android Police. Discovered in the the most recent beta version of Apple Music on Android, Apple's streaming music app includes support for the Android Auto platform. With this support, Android smartphone owners can control playback of Apple Music songs directly from the infotainment...

Ford Brings CarPlay to 2016 Vehicles With SYNC 3 Update

Friday May 19, 2017 6:22 am PDT by
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 drive, or customers can visit any Ford dealership to have the update ...

CarPlay Now Available in All 2017 Ford Vehicles Equipped With SYNC 3

Sunday July 24, 2016 10:43 pm PDT by
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 2017 F-150, Focus, Edge, and Super Duty will...

Ford Launching 2017 Escape in May as its First CarPlay Vehicle

Friday March 18, 2016 5:01 am PDT by
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 in May 2016 (Image: Ford) CarPlay will bring ...

New CarPlay Vehicles From Honda, Kia and Lincoln Debut at Detroit Auto Show

Wednesday January 20, 2016 5:28 am PST by
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 CarPlay and Android Auto support The 2017 Ridgeline will...

CES 2016: Pioneer and JBL Debut New Aftermarket CarPlay Systems

Thursday January 7, 2016 8:18 am PST by
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...

Toyota Chooses SmartDeviceLink Over CarPlay and Android Auto

Monday January 4, 2016 9:07 am PST by
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, which has seen wider adoption in 2016, despite being listed as a committed CarPlay partner on Apple's website."Developing a safer...

Ford Launching CarPlay and Android Auto in 2017 Vehicles With SYNC 3

Monday January 4, 2016 3:28 am PST by
Ford has announced 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 new SYNC AppLink apps for AAA/CAA member services, Concur expense report tracking, ...

2017 Mirage Will Be First Mitsubishi Vehicle in U.S. to Support CarPlay

Tuesday November 24, 2015 6:22 am PST by
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 unveiled its 2016 Outlander ...

Porsche Chooses CarPlay Over Android Auto Due to Google's Data Collection Policy

Tuesday October 6, 2015 4:59 am PDT by
Porsche has announced that its forthcoming 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera and Carrera S will support Apple's CarPlay platform. According to Moto Trend (via AppleInsider), Porsche selected CarPlay over Android Auto because under the agreement of partnering with Google, certain amounts of data would have been sent to the search giant. Some of this data would have included vehicle speed, throttle...

Honda Introduces 2016 Civic With CarPlay and Android Auto Support

Thursday September 17, 2015 4:58 am PDT by
Honda on Wednesday at YouTube Space LA introduced the redesigned 2016 Civic with CarPlay and Android Auto support. The tenth-generation sedan will be the second Honda vehicle to support CarPlay alongside the 2016 Accord as the Japanese car maker continues its 2016 vehicle rollout. Apple has listed Honda as a CarPlay partner on its website for quite some time, but the car maker waited until...

CarPlay Praised as Wider Rollout Begins, but Lacks Smarts of Google Maps and Google Now

Tuesday August 18, 2015 1:10 pm PDT by
Despite being announced just over two years ago, CarPlay is only now becoming a built-in option in select new 2015 and 2016 vehicles by Chevrolet, Honda, Volkswagen and other car manufacturers. The in-dash system enables drivers to use Siri for hands-free access to Maps, Phone, Messages, Music, Podcasts and third-party apps such as Spotify, Rdio, iHeartRadio and MLB At Bat. CarPlay touchscreen ...

Honda Introduces 2016 Accord With CarPlay and Android Auto Support

Thursday July 23, 2015 3:50 pm PDT by
Honda today at its high-tech research facility in Mountain View introduced its new 2016 Accord with support for both CarPlay and Android Auto, reports Re/code. The ninth-generation sedan will be the first Honda vehicle to support CarPlay as the Japanese car maker aims to expand the iPhone-based dashboard system across its vehicle lineup throughout 2016 and beyond. Honda's new 2016 Accord ...

Kenwood's Aftermarket CarPlay and Android Auto Systems Now Shipping

Wednesday June 24, 2015 6:59 am PDT by
Kenwood today announced that its two aftermarket CarPlay and Android Auto systems unveiled at CES 2015 are now shipping to retailers with a suggested price of $900 to $950 each. The Kenwood DDX9702S and Kenwood Excelon DDX9902S are the only aftermarket units that allow drivers to switch between CarPlay and Android Auto without having to manually change settings or reset the unit. For...

Buick and GMC Announce CarPlay Coming to Select 2016 Vehicles

Tuesday June 23, 2015 8:08 am PDT by
General Motors today announced that select 2016 model year Buick and GMC vehicles will support CarPlay and Android Auto through the IntelliLink system, including the 2016 Buick LaCrosse and Regal and 2016 GMC Canyon, Yukon and Sierra. Buick and GMC will support CarPlay at the beginning of the model year and add Android Auto compatibility to select vehicles later in the model year. The...

Cadillac Announces CarPlay and Android Auto Support Coming to 2016 Models

Tuesday June 9, 2015 7:21 am PDT by
GM today announced that its luxury car brand Cadillac will add CarPlay and Android Auto support to its 2016 model year vehicles, which will begin rolling out this summer. CarPlay will be available in all 2016 vehicles equipped with a CUE 8-inch multi-touch screen, excluding the SRX Crossover, while Android Auto will be phased in at a later date."Cadillac CUE provides owners a smart and simple ...

Chevrolet Bringing CarPlay and Android Auto to 14 New 2016 Models Later This Year

Wednesday May 27, 2015 12:00 pm PDT by
General Motors and its Chevrolet brand are announcing today expansive plans to bring support for both CarPlay and Android Auto to fourteen vehicle models for the 2016 model year, a move that will mark a significant step forward for the availability of enhanced in-car smartphone experiences. The first Chevy vehicles with CarPlay support will be the Tahoe, Suburban, and Volt, all of which are...

Pioneer's Latest Aftermarket In-Dash Systems With CarPlay Support Now Available

Monday March 23, 2015 11:43 am PDT by
Pioneer on Monday announced that its second-generation aftermarket systems with support for CarPlay and Android Auto are now available at select retailers in the United States. The company's refreshed lineup of Networked Entertainment eXperience (NEX) in-dash multimedia receivers, which debuted at CES 2015 in Las Vegas, are the first to offer customers the flexibility of choosing between CarPlay...

Toyota Currently Has No Plans to Support CarPlay or Android Auto in U.S.

Sunday February 22, 2015 3:09 pm PST by
While Toyota has long been listed as one of Apple's CarPlay partners, the third best-selling auto brand in the U.S. currently has no plans to offer vehicles with the feature in that country, as noted in a New York Times overview of the race between Google and Apple to own the dashboard. Toyota also has no plans to offer Android Auto support in the U.S.John Hanson, the national manager of...