Ford recently announced that the company is releasing two new models for 2016, Fiesta and Escape, this summer. The two car models will be the first models of the company which comes with its redesigned Sync 3 entertainment system.
This entertainment system is interesting because it offers one button access to Apple’s Siri but unfortunately not the full CarPlay or Android Auto during the initial launch. However, there will be updates for both features on all Sync 3 –equipped vehicles which will be done via software update. Other features of Sync 3 such as improved touchscreen and support for Wi-FI software updates.
It seems that there has been a delay on both CarPlay and Android Auto implementation in new car models. General Motor’s CEO, Mary Barry said that her company would implement both Android Auto and CarPlay in its Chevrolet line within this year. She mentioned this in one of the program called Code Conference.
Code Conference 2015 was held May 26-28, 2015 at Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. It is where big companies’ top executives in both media and technology come together to discuss the impact of technology in our lives and business for current time or in the future. This year’s program featured some of prominent people such as Senator Elizabeth Warren, top executives from Google and Apple, Target, and many more.
Sync 3 entertainment system is based on Blackberry’s QNX operating system which is different from the previous version which was powered by Microsoft. Ford plans to implement Sync 3 to the entire car lineup in North America by the end of next year.