Waze now available in Ford vehicles equipped with Sync3

Waze users around the world, including the Philippines, can now project the app’s real-time traffic and navigation service onto the touch screen in Ford vehicles via Sync AppLink and control it through voice command.

For owners of Ford Sync 3-equipped vehicles, this allows easier access to features including finding efficient traffic routes, locating cheaper fuel prices, and reporting traffic accidents.

To use, customers simply connect their Waze-equipped iPhone to the USB port of their Ford vehicle and view the service as it is projected onto the vehicle touch screen.

With Ford Sync AppLink, users can now access the app’s features on a larger display and have voice guidance through their own vehicle speakers and microphone system.

“Our goal is to make it as easy as possible for people to access the smartphone features, apps and services they care about most in the car, without having to pick up their device,” said Don Butler, executive director for connected vehicle platform and product at Ford Motor Company.

“With Waze, our customers get the benefits they’re accustomed to with the added luxury of experiencing them on a bigger screen.”

In addition to the ability to report on heavy traffic, accidents and fuel prices, Ford’s integration of Waze includes recent app updates such as talk to Waze, which lets you control the app via voice command.

Features also include route support for high-occupancy vehicle lanes (carpool lanes), providing additional navigation options and more accurate arrival times.

“We’re excited drivers of Ford Sync 3-enabled vehicles will now be able to use Waze for iOS right from their dashboard, getting access to features like planned drives, alternative routes, talk to Waze voice commands and more,” said Jens Baron, product lead for in-car applications at Waze.

“They’ll also benefit from the best routes and most accurate ETAs, thanks to our global community of drivers on the go who update the map in real-time – helping our mission to one day eliminate traffic.”

To access Waze on AppLink in your Ford vehicle, users need Sync 3 software version 3.0 or greater installed in your vehicle. They will also need iOS 11.3 and the Waze app downloaded on their phones.

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