Android Auto is quickly becoming a must-have feature for new car buyers. The system allows users to connect and interact with their smartphones while on the road. This means drivers can play music from their favorite apps and take hand-free phone calls.
Android Auto users also appreciate being able to use both Waze and Google Map on their infotainment screen, without having to fumble with their phone. Many Ford fans are wondering, is Android Auto available on the iconic Ford F-150?
Ford recognizes the increased demand for car tech.
Since 2017, Ford has offered Android Auto on over two dozen of their new vehicles, including their F-150 and F-250 Super Duty trucks. This is a smart move on Ford’s part. According to Pew Research, over 81% of adults in the U.S. now own a smartphone. Not surprisingly, many smartphone users are looking for connectivity in all aspects of their life: at home, at work, and even in their vehicles.
Android Auto released a highly anticipated system update earlier this year. Reviewers are saying this latest update is much easier to use, giving new F-150 owners even more reason to be excited about the system.
Tech options are powered by Ford’s Sync 3.
When it comes to tech options in the F-150, Android Auto is just the beginning. Ford hasn’t left die hard Apple fans in the dust. For the iPhone users out there, Apple CarPlay is also available in the F-150.
All of these tech and connectivity features are made possible by Ford’s Sync 3. The voice activated infotainment system has a large, 8-inch touchscreen which makes navigating the system easy.
Ford continues to design their new F-150s with technology and safety in mind. Anyone who gets behind the wheel of a 2020 Ford F-150 will find it’s loaded with tech options.
FordPass app is the F-150’s personal assistant.
In addition to Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, Ford F-150s with Sync 3 can connect with Ford’s exclusive FordPass app. This app is just like having a personal assistant for your truck.
From the convenience of your smartphone, you can control remote starting and locking or unlocking your truck. And trying to keep track of all your service and repair receipts is a thing of the past, because the app records of all your truck’s service history for you.
Breaking down by side of the road is always a hassle, especially in a unfamiliar city. Right in the FordPass app, drivers can quickly and conveniently request roadside assistance without having to search for local phone numbers. The FordPass app rounds out its services by offering vehicle location services in case drivers forget where they park, giving busy people one less thing to worry about.
Ford F-150s offer an optional technology package.
Ford offers technology both inside and out on their newer F-150s. In addition to Sync 3, anyone lucky enough to be custom ordering an F-150 can opt for the Technology Package. This package includes a 360 camera with split view display, as well as Dynamic Hitch Assist and Active Park Assist. These features give drivers extra peace of mind, as the F-150 already has high safety ratings.
America’s favorite truck, year after year.
The Ford F-150 is known as America’s favorite truck, and for good reason. In addition to all of the tech options, Ford has managed to produce a truck that is highly customizable without sacrificing performance. The 2020 F-150 is available in seven different models, three cab lengths, and over a dozen exterior colors. With all of these choices, there’s a F-150 for every driver.