ford carplay android autoSo far it doesn’t really sound like infotainment systems like CarPlay and Android Auto are really taking off, or at least it’s not exactly the infotainment revolution we were promised. We’re guessing this is because so far carmakers have been selective about which models get the feature, and also because people don’t change to new cars as often as new phones.

However if you are in the market for a new car and you want it to come equipped with the latest gadgetry, you might be interested to learn Ford has confirmed that all of its 2017 vehicles will come with Apple’s CarPlay and Android Auto as long as these vehicles come with its Sync 3 infotainment system.

This was actually announced by the company earlier this year, but the recent announcement pretty much confirms their plans. This also means that it won’t just be limited to cars as it will be applicable for the likes of SUVs, light trucks, and electric vehicles.

In a statement provided by Jeffrey Hannah, Director of North America for global automotive technology research firm SBD, “Ford is not taking the traditional approach of introducing Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto on a few piecemeal models or as an expensive option on luxury vehicles only. The guesswork for consumers is over – if you buy any 2017 Ford vehicle with SYNC 3, you drive off the lot with both of these innovative technologies ready to go.”

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