In a push to make it safer to use your smartphone while driving, Ford has made a big move toward bringing all of its cars into the 21st century.
The automaker announced this week that it will make Apple CarPlay and Android Auto available in all of its 2017 models.
Apple’s CarPlay system displays a simplified version of your iPhone screen on your vehicle’s touch screen. It allows you to access phone, messaging, music, and other apps. However, you need an iPhone 5 or newer for it to work.
Android Auto offers similar functionality for Android phones. There are a few key differences. For example, it uses Google Maps to help you navigate instead of Apple Maps.
Ford will also make SYNC 3 available in all 2017 vehicles. The touch-screen system operates like a smartphone, controlling maps, music, and more. SYNC 3 also allows users to access apps like Spotify, Pandora, and AccuWeather.