Ford and Google have announced a new, unique strategic partnership that will see all future Ford and Lincoln cars using Android from 2023.
These new vehicles will not only run Android operating system, but also have Google apps and services, including map and voice technology, built into them for safer, faster driving.
With Google Assistant, drivers can keep their eyes on the road and hands on the wheel, by getting things done with just their voice.
With Google Maps as the vehicles’ primary navigation, drivers can reach their destination faster with information on real-time traffic, automatic rerouting, lane guidance and more.
With Google Play, drivers will have access to their favorite apps for listening to music, podcasts, audiobooks and more. These apps are optimized and integrated for in-vehicle use.
Android in the car also enables Ford and third-party developers to build apps that provide a constantly improving and ever-more-personalized ownership experience.
This new generation of Android-powered Ford and Lincoln cars will be introduced globally in 2023.