Ford and Lincoln have turned to Google's Android Automotive operating system. This solution allowed them to take advantage of the world's most popular mobile operating system and provide drivers with a familiar and easy-to-use interface.
By partnering with Google, Ford and Lincoln were able to offer their own versions of popular apps such as Google Maps, Assistant and music streaming services directly in the digital dashboard.
As a result, Ford and Lincoln have created a 48-inch digital instrument cluster that will debut in the 2024 Lincoln Nautilus. The panoramic display spans the entire width of the instrument panel, providing a new experience for both driver and passengers.
One of the key innovations of such a panel is its unprecedented level of personalization and modularity. The system recognizes drivers and automatically selects settings according to their preferences. In addition, the interior displays can be configured to show more or less information, giving drivers the ability to tailor the dashboard to their specific preferences.
Ford and Lincoln have designed to keep driver distractions at bay while keeping important information easily accessible to the driver. The companies wanted to provide drivers with a seamless and intuitive digital experience without compromising road safety.
Ford and Lincoln have provided Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. This integration allows users to easily connect their smartphones to the dashboard and access their favorite apps, music and navigation services.