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Ford updates 2016-model vehicles with support for Apple CarPlay

05/19/2017, 11:05 am

Ford on Friday issued a software update for 2016-model vehicles equipped with its SYNC 3 platform, enabling support for Apple's CarPlay, as well as Google's Android Auto.

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2018 Ford Expedition features Apple CarPlay, wi-fi hotspot, wireless mobile charging

02/08/2017, 01:02 pm

Despite working on its own SmartDeviceLink, Ford continues to offer Apple's CarPlay in its new vehicles, with the 2018 Expedition including the technology alongside a wi-fi hotspot.

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Ford hires Apple marketing executive Musa Tariq for VP, chief brand officer role

01/24/2017, 01:01 pm

Ford has become the latest car manufacturer to draw high-level employees away from Apple, with marketing executive Musa Tariq appointed as a vice president and chief brand officer of the major automobile producer.

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Ford, Toyota herald new members on board with Apple CarPlay-opposing industry group

01/04/2017, 01:01 pm

Auto manufacturers Ford and Toyota are welcoming new members to its SmartDeviceLink Consortium, in an effort to stop Apple's CarPlay and Google Auto from gaining any more traction in the market.

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BlackBerry pushes deeper into self-driving tech space with Ottawa research center

12/19/2016, 11:12 am

BlackBerry on Monday opened a self-driving research center in the Canadian capital of Ottawa, potentially setting the stage for its QNX subsidiary to be an important player in autonomous platforms.

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Ford targeting 2021 launch for self-driving car, potentially going head to head with Apple

08/16/2016, 03:08 pm

At a special event on Tuesday, Ford revealed plans to have a fully self-driving car on the roads in 2021, the same year as Apple's own "Project Titan" is expected to debut.

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Ford brings Apple CarPlay to rest of 2017 lineup through updates & new models

07/25/2016, 09:07 am

Ford on Monday announced the expansion of support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to all 2017 models equipped with SYNC 3, including vehicles already on the roads, and some only due later this year.

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Google joins Uber, Ford, others to advocate self-driving car adoption

04/26/2016, 12:04 pm

Several high-profile companies -- Google, Ford, Uber, Lyft, and Volvo -- have joined together in a new coalition, looking to persuade both the public and the U.S. government about the benefits of self-driving cars, with the particular goal of knocking down any legal barriers that might interfere.

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2017 Escape coming in May as first Ford vehicle with Apple CarPlay

03/18/2016, 10:03 am

Ford on Friday announced a May launch in Canada and the U.S. for the 2017 Escape, its first vehicle to support Apple CarPlay by way of the automaker's Sync 3 platform, based on BlackBerry's QNX.

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Ford says Apple and Google are 'welcome' to join automotive arena

01/20/2016, 09:01 am

Ford is glad to see Apple and Google join the automotive world with their exploration of self-driving vehicles, an executive said in a newly-published video interview.

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Google to reportedly partner with Ford on self-driving vehicle project

12/21/2015, 11:12 pm

Google will soon be one step closer to bringing its autonomous car technology to the consumer market, as a report on Monday claims the company is teaming up with Ford on a project that could lead to automated ride sharing services.

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Ford adds Apple's Siri Eyes Free to legacy vehicles with Sync 3.8 update

10/16/2015, 01:10 pm

Ford has begun updating existing vehicles on the road to support Apple's Siri Eyes Free for iPhone, now available to download on systems running its second-generation Sync infotainment platform.

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