Ford finally rolling out CarPlay starting with 2017 Escape model in May

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Car maker Ford said on Friday that a new Escape model is going to officially become its first vehicle with CarPlay and Android Auto integration. Ford’s 2017 Escape puts emphasis on maintaining the quality that made the vehicle an award-winner and the second best-selling Ford product in the United States last year.

In addition to CarPlay and Android Auto, the new Escape also includes a capable driver-assist technology and all-new Sync Connect that supports features like remote start and door locking through the new FordPass platform.

“Escape will also be first to offer SYNC 3 featuring Apple CarPlay and Android Auto,” said the company.

The new Escape goes on sale in May.

As Ford’s promotional video seen below attests, production of the new 2017 Escape model is under way at Louisville Assembly Plant in Kentucky.

Ford’s driver-assist technology was designed to keep you in your lane and can maintain a set speed and distance on the highway, and even aid you in getting out of a tight parking spot.

Source: Ford