Choice is good, and when it comes to in-car smartphone connectivity, Ford's giving you options. Whether you're an Apple user, an Android user or on some other platform entirely, the company's cars are about to get a lot smarter.
At its developer conference in San Francisco this weekend, Ford introduces app developers to its new Sync 3 graphical interface, along with a host of usable data generated by its cars.
With looks, features, and prices to compete with luxury brands like Viking and Sub-Zero, three new Signature appliances made their mark at KBIS 2016.
New apps announced today at Mobile World Congress include the parking space database and music discovery service Aupeo.
The 2016 Ford Escape exhibits all the practicality of a small SUV and offers an excellent driving experience, with get-in-and-go ease. The new Sync 3 infotainment system responds as well as any tablet or smartphone, and its AppLink feature promises interesting future capabilities from third-party developers.
The new Android version of Telenav's Scout navigation app launches with AppLink compatibility in select Ford vehicles.
CNET's Wayne Cunningham gives us an in-depth look at Ford's improved mobile AppLink software in the 2012 Ford Fiesta.
The addition of Mog to Ford's Sync AppLink brings the total apps it supports up to 10. Mog subscribers will be able to use voice command to control various features of the streaming music in Ford models that have the latest version of AppLink installed.
A Sync AppLink-enabled version of the NPR app for Android and iPhone will give select Ford drivers voice control over their NPR programming.
Ford's Sync AppLink technology will bring NPR streaming news "straight to the dashboard," along with your favorite programs.