Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility is something you want when buying a new car. It is an integral part of the in-car infotainment system, but it is not something all new vehicles have. Ford SYNC 4, introduced to the company's latest vehicles, brings Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility to Ford vehicles. This means that drivers can connect their phones or tablets via USB-C without downloading any apps or using a dedicated dongle. Instead, they can plug in their device and start using it immediately. Those unfamiliar with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are smartphone mirroring systems that allow users to access apps on their phones through their vehicle's infotainment system. This includes music streaming services like Spotify or Pandora and phone calling capabilities through apps like Google Hangouts or Skype. It also integrates with other vehicle features such as climate control and Bluetooth connectivity. Apple and Google have worked hard to make the experience as seamless as possible. You can use your phone's features without being distracted from the road, and your hands stay on the wheel. The best part about Ford SYNC 4 is that it comes standard on all new Ford vehicles at no extra charge. If you are interested in upgrading your car with this technology, bring it to Skaha Ford dealership for an update.