Ford debuts new AppLink system with third-party navigation apps

Ford has introduced its upgraded AppLink 3.0 system with third-party navigation application integration and in-dashboard smartphone syncing capability. The new AppLink will project real-time smartphone graphics on in-dash displays and will be available in new car models next year. Ford said it is in the process of open sourcing the system to encourage cross-platform adoption, and it is working with Alibaba to bring map-projection capabilities to vehicles.