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Ford using first over-the-air software updates to its 2016 cars

Ford using first over-the-air software updates to its 2016 cars”

Ford has started the process of rolling out Android Auto and CarPlay to most of its 2016 vehicles.

Owners can download the software at home and use a USB drive to update Sync 3. To DIY the update, you'll need to download the right version for your vehicle from Ford's owner support website.

Those equipped with the Sync 3 platform will begin to receive the smartphone-friendly tools via a simpl software update.

"If an update is available, the system automatically downloads the update in the background over a period of time without any customer interaction", Ford explained in a statement, noting that there's no need to keep the vehicle running for the update to take place. Customers will also now be able to enable automatic updates, which will have the system search for updates periodically and install them when found. Instead of relying on their vehicle's built-in navigation system, which might be outdated, they can project Google Maps onto their car's in-dash display, for instance. Apple CarPlay support requires a USB hub upgrade available through Ford dealers.

While Ford has been issuing SYNC upgrades since 2009, this is the first time that the automaker is offering an update via Wi-Fi.

Apple CarPlay is compatible with iPhone 5 or later models running at least iOS 7.1.

This is also Ford's first software update of such scale, and shows the work of some 400 new software engineers that Ford has recently hired. And SYNC 3 is created to perform the update as long as Wi-Fi is connected prior to the vehicle turning off, therefore there is no need to keep the vehicle running for the update to take place.



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