From 2017 all Ford vehicles will get the new SYNC 3 infotainment system that will support both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, said the American carmaker in a statement. The new system will replace the MyFord Touch system, which has faced several criticism for being too complex and slow. The Ford Sync 3 has been designed from scratch and is not based on the SYNC 2.
The Ford SYNC 3 is based on the Blackberry’s QNX platform, which we’ll see on several other cars as well from different manufacturer. Ford says that SYNC 3 uses new capacitive touchscreen that’s quite responsive. The screen of Ford’s new system also uses mild electrical charge from one’s finger tips to allow navigate different options in menu. The same technology is also used by most new-age smartphone makers these days. This also allows you to swipe and zoom like a smartphone.
Ford is among the first carmakers to make such a system available across its lineup. Though there is no clarity yet on its cost, all the 2017 model of all Ford cars including cars, light truck and electric vehicles will start getting this very soon.
Though there is no official confirmation about Ford SYNC 3’s introduction in India, we expect it to happen towards the end of 2017 or Early 2018.