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Ford SYNC 3 is getting Android Auto and CarPlay in 2017


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#1 OFFLINE   kostby

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Posted 04 January 2016 - 02:20 AM

Full details expected on January 5th 2016 at the Consumer Electronics Show.

2016 Ford owners with the QNX system will have an opportunity to upgrade "later in the year"

 

Teaser here:

http://www.engadget....d-auto-carplay/


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#2 OFFLINE   scottwood2

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Posted 05 January 2016 - 09:22 AM

The one thing I don't get is the fact that you have to plug in your phone to use this system.   Just seems like a pain to use.  I really like being able to keep my phone in my pocket and use it that way.  I think at some point these will work that way too. 

 

At least that is my understanding of how it works. 



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Posted 05 January 2016 - 11:44 AM

The one thing I don't get is the fact that you have to plug in your phone to use this system.   Just seems like a pain to use.  I really like being able to keep my phone in my pocket and use it that way.  I think at some point these will work that way too. 

 

At least that is my understanding of how it works. 

 

Glad you mentioned this Scott. I was about to post something also. Since doing the 3.8 update, I've wondered why I couldn't invoke Siri Eyes unless I was plugged in. What a shame. Should work by bluetooth. Maybe Car Play would work via Bluetooth though.

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Posted 05 January 2016 - 12:01 PM

The one thing I don't get is the fact that you have to plug in your phone to use this system.   Just seems like a pain to use.  I really like being able to keep my phone in my pocket and use it that way.  I think at some point these will work that way too. 

 

At least that is my understanding of how it works. 

Rather strange, since under the Sync 2 I can connect via Aux and hear the voice Google Navigation.



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Posted 07 January 2016 - 08:15 AM

http://www.androidpo...ync-3-platform/

 

I wish there was a way to get these on ours...will a 2016 C-Max head unit fit our older models?



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Posted 07 January 2016 - 09:32 AM

http://www.androidpo...ync-3-platform/

 

I wish there was a way to get these on ours...will a 2016 C-Max head unit fit our older models?

Does the 2016 have Sync 3? 



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Posted 07 January 2016 - 01:42 PM

Does the 2016 have Sync 3? 

 

Yes, the 2016 has Sync 3: http://www.fleet.for...-MAX Hybrid.pdf



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Posted 08 January 2016 - 08:29 AM

Yes, the 2016 has Sync 3: http://www.fleet.for...-MAX Hybrid.pdf

Thx.  Heading to the Detroit auto show next week.  I will have to check that out, 



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Posted 01 April 2016 - 11:56 PM

Glad you mentioned this Scott. I was about to post something also. Since doing the 3.8 update, I've wondered why I couldn't invoke Siri Eyes unless I was plugged in. What a shame. Should work by bluetooth. Maybe Car Play would work via Bluetooth though.

Marty

 

I think you have a problem.  I have a 2016 C-Max with Sync 3 and Siri works just fine by Bluetooth with the phone in my pocket.

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Posted 05 April 2016 - 07:44 AM

The one thing I don't get is the fact that you have to plug in your phone to use this system.   Just seems like a pain to use.  I really like being able to keep my phone in my pocket and use it that way.  I think at some point these will work that way too. 

 

At least that is my understanding of how it works. 

My understanding is that Google and Apple want the phone to be out of your hands.  So force a plug-in.  It is also possible that Ford and other car makers don't want to give up control of the infotainment system, so by forcing a plug-in the retain some kind of control.  



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Posted 05 April 2016 - 10:01 AM

My understanding is that Google and Apple want the phone to be out of your hands.  So force a plug-in.  It is also possible that Ford and other car makers don't want to give up control of the infotainment system, so by forcing a plug-in the retain some kind of control.  

 

Apple's CarPlay does not require the phone to be plugged in, CarPlay will work over Bluetooth. Android Auto still requires it to be plugged in via USB. In both cases, my understanding is that you can't use the screen of your phone while it is connected to your infotainment system -- that is intentional to keep people from using the physical phone while driving.


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Posted 21 September 2016 - 02:14 PM

Bumping to see if anyone has heard any news regarding when Android auto will be released for 2016 SYNC 3 cars.  



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Posted 23 September 2016 - 07:39 AM

Hi toecutter3,

 

The update is expected to make its debut by the end of the year. Keep an eye on the Owner site for details: https://owner.ford.c...up-to-date.html

 

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Posted 12 January 2017 - 09:44 AM

Bumped again.  I understand that rollouts don't always go as planned.  Is there a new scheduled date for the rollout of Android auto for my 2016 C-Max.



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Posted 13 January 2017 - 03:23 PM

And us poor Sync 2 owners are left out in the cold. No worries. There are only 10s of MILLIONS of us.



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Posted 25 January 2017 - 12:31 AM

Apple's CarPlay does not require the phone to be plugged in, CarPlay will work over Bluetooth. Android Auto still requires it to be plugged in via USB. In both cases, my understanding is that you can't use the screen of your phone while it is connected to your infotainment system -- that is intentional to keep people from using the physical phone while driving.


You have this backward. An iPhone must be connected to a USB port for AppleCarPlay to work. Android Auto will work via Bluetooth. I took delivery of a 2017 C-Max Titanium Hybrid on January 2, 2017. AppleCarPlay will only work if my iPhone 6 is connected to a USB port.

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Posted 25 February 2017 - 04:05 PM

Just bought a second C-Max, a 2016 SE.  My first one a 2013 SEL has 100K, my Honda CRV about 150K, so it was time for a new car. I'm going to hand down the old one to my teenage girls. I was looking at other hybrids but after test driving decided I wouldn't be happy with their acceleration or price.  I found the new 2016 SE for 17K, about 8K off the retail. No bells and whistles but it will do the trick.

 

Unfortunately, after getting it home I learned I need to upgrade Sync 3 to version 2.2 and upgrade the USB ports in order to use Apple CarPlay.  I found the Sync 3 upgrade on some other forums ... going to give it a try.  I'll probably have the dealer install the new USB ports.  Must be an upgrade from USB 2 to 3.  

 

Later ...

 

Well, the Sync upgrade worked great.  I'm Now on Sync 3 version 2.2.  I see that Android Auto is now available but Carplay still doesn't activate.  I must need the new USB port.  I'll reach out to the dealership early next week.

 

I've noticed that the 2016 C-Max now has an ECO button and mode.  I'll need to read up on that.


Edited by nsteblay, 25 February 2017 - 05:06 PM.


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Posted 25 February 2017 - 11:48 PM

Just bought a second C-Max, a 2016 SE. My first one a 2013 SEL has 100K, my Honda CRV about 150K, so it was time for a new car. I'm going to hand down the old one to my teenage girls. I was looking at other hybrids but after test driving decided I wouldn't be happy with their acceleration or price. I found the new 2016 SE for 17K, about 8K off the retail. No bells and whistles but it will do the trick.

Unfortunately, after getting it home I learned I need to upgrade Sync 3 to version 2.2 and upgrade the USB ports in order to use Apple CarPlay. I found the Sync 3 upgrade on some other forums ... going to give it a try. I'll probably have the dealer install the new USB ports. Must be an upgrade from USB 2 to 3.

Later ...

Well, the Sync upgrade worked great. I'm Now on Sync 3 version 2.2. I see that Android Auto is now available but Carplay still doesn't activate. I must need the new USB port. I'll reach out to the dealership early next week.

I've noticed that the 2016 C-Max now has an ECO button and mode. I'll need to read up on that.


I personally don't like the ECO button (ECO select) ithink there is a thread on here that goes over what it does.

I also got a 16 and want to upgrade Sync3 to v2.2, but it works and I like the Applink, good enough for me.

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Posted 28 February 2017 - 06:51 AM

I have a iPhone SE paired with bluetooth to my 2013 and the latest Sync 2 upgrade, there is no USB required unless you want to charge.  I have to hold in the voice button on the steering wheel for a few (more) seconds then instead of the normal SYNC chime you get a short double chime from Siri. 

 

It's a long enough delay that it's annoying but at least the functionality is there.  

 

As a matter of fact it's the only way to check for texts on the phone since iPhone doesn't seem to integrate with Sync 2 text messaging. 

 

It does have an accelerometer lock out, if it thinks you are driving it won't do certain things and it can't access certain content unless you unlock your phone.

 

So hands free text is about all it is good for in my opinion, half the time it gets the speech wrong so I'd rather concentrate on driving but it's nice if I'm running late I can at least tell someone.  

 

Sometimes you can use it to get directions but other times it has really strange idea of where the GPS is, like it's finding locations that are 200 mi away.



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Posted 28 February 2017 - 02:59 PM

Just bought a second C-Max, a 2016 SE.  My first one a 2013 SEL has 100K, my Honda CRV about 150K, so it was time for a new car. I'm going to hand down the old one to my teenage girls. I was looking at other hybrids but after test driving decided I wouldn't be happy with their acceleration or price.  I found the new 2016 SE for 17K, about 8K off the retail. No bells and whistles but it will do the trick.

 

Unfortunately, after getting it home I learned I need to upgrade Sync 3 to version 2.2 and upgrade the USB ports in order to use Apple CarPlay.  I found the Sync 3 upgrade on some other forums ... going to give it a try.  I'll probably have the dealer install the new USB ports.  Must be an upgrade from USB 2 to 3.  

 

Later ...

 

Well, the Sync upgrade worked great.  I'm Now on Sync 3 version 2.2.  I see that Android Auto is now available but Carplay still doesn't activate.  I must need the new USB port.  I'll reach out to the dealership early next week.

 

I've noticed that the 2016 C-Max now has an ECO button and mode.  I'll need to read up on that.

Where did you get the SYNC upgrade?  I am still waiting for over the air upgrade, and my Ford dealer claims that they don't have the upgrade.  Maybe I'll call Ford and try to find out.  








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