Ford has announced that it will now be integrating the Waze navigation app as part of its Sync 3 infotainment system. In this digital age, integration of the Waze app will help users to use Waze on their vehicle screen to get easy access to maps and other information. The various Waze functions can be controlled by touch and it is even possible to use the car’s voice controls to operate Waze.
Waze is a navigation app that displays real-time traffic conditions and directions. The key difference between Waze and other navigation apps is that it allows users to add information related to road hazards, construction work, detours, speed traps and fuel prices from the trips they take. It is also one more option when it comes to navigation in addition to those that you might have on your phone or in your car.
The Waze compatibility is only available on those Ford models which are equipped with Sync 3 version 3.0. While all new Fords will have Sync 3 with Waze, older models which have Sync 3 will only need a software update. When motorists use Waze on the infotainment screen, they will also be using Ford’s AppLink system. This system only works with iOS devices. When it comes to Android users, Sync 3 also supports Android Auto, which already has a provision for allowing the use of Waze on the car’s screen. Hence, Ford motorists can now pick and choose from Ford’s navigation, Apple Maps, Google Maps, or Waze for their navigation needs.
Hamid Moaref has always been fascinated by cars and the automotive industry. His family has a longstanding association with the industry and has been in the tire business for the past 35 years. Raised in Dubai, Hamid attended Capilano University in Vancouver where he graduated with a BBA in marketing before attending an intensive course in magazine publishing in 2005. He has been the publisher and chief editor of Tires & Parts magazine for the past ten years.
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