Ford right now previewed its new SYNC Four infotainment system, together with
help for wi-fi CarPlay and Android Auto
. The brand new SYNC Four system will likely be out there on choose Ford automobiles beginning in 2020.
The wi-fi answer works over Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, permitting an iPhone to be linked to the CarPlay system with out utilizing a Lightning to USB cable. Ford joins BMW in providing wi-fi CarPlay, whereas manufacturers like Alpine, Kenwood, JVC, and Pioneer additionally supply aftermarket receivers with wi-fi CarPlay.
CarPlay is Apple’s in-car platform that allows iPhone customers to entry a spread of apps from the dashboard, equivalent to Messages, Apple Maps, Apple Music, Podcasts, Overcast, Spotify, Pandora, WhatsApp, and Downcast. Since iOS 12, third-party navigation apps like Google Maps and Waze are additionally supported.
SYNC Four will even be able to
receiving over-the-air software program updates
SYNC Four will even be able to receiving over-the-air software program updates (‘https://media.ford.com/content material/fordmedia/fna/us/en/information/2019/10/30/quick-seamless-over-the-air-software-updates-keep-vehicle-tech-current.html’).
…so you may brick your car like a HomePod.
Is Ford nonetheless related anymore?
Simply have a look at the pickup truck gross sales. In North America, they’re very a lot related.
As for Wireles Automobile Play, why has it taken so lengthy? Hasn’t the characteristic been part of iOS 9 and better?
The CarPlay overhaul in iOS 13 needs to be one in every of my favourite new options—it’s nice!