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Wireless CarPlay Will Reach Ford Vehicles by 2020

The American car manufacturer Ford announced this week the new generation of its digital communication and entertainment system that will equip some of its vehicles from 2020: the SYNC 4.

Among the news of this new generation, Ford deploy CarPlay wireless interface support This is something that, for Apple users, is more than just a hand on the wheel.

With more customers synchronizing their smartphones and mobile devices with vehicles, SYNC 4 offers even more convenience by allowing users to cut the wire. For the first time ever, Ford is implementing the wireless for Apple's CarPlay, and Android Auto, and SYNC AppLink apps like Waze or Ford + Alexa.

The system works with the help of Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, allowing iPhone to connect to SYNC 4 (hence CarPlay) without the need for a cable. With this, Ford joins BMW, in addition to brands / manufacturers like Alpine, Kenwood, JVC and Pioneer, in offering solutions wireless for CarPlay and Android Auto.

Another interesting new feature of SYNC 4 is its compatibility with an even wider range of displays. According to Ford, the platform will work with touch screens up to 15 inches. In addition, if you purchase optional FordPass Connect, the system will be able to connect to the cloud and allow you to take advantage of voice commands to send messages and make emergency calls even without signal.

It is not known exactly when the vehicles with support for SYNC 4 will be launched, yet, considering the strong presence of the manufacturer in Brazil, it is likely that we will see the first models compatible with the novelty here in 2020.

via Engadget