Ford says Waze users in South Africa can now project the application's real-time traffic and navigation service onto the touchscreen of Ford vehicles equipped with Sync 3 AppLink and even control it via voice command.
So, how does it work? Well, you simply connect your Waze-equipped phone to the vehicle’s USB port, select the Waze app on the Sync app drawer and see the service projected onto the touchscreen.
In addition to the ability to report on heavy traffic and crashes, Ford’s integration of Waze includes recent app updates such as Talk to Waze, which lets you control the app via voice command.
To access Waze on AppLink in your Sync 3-equipped Ford, the brand says you’ll first need to update your Sync 3 software (here’s how). If using an iPhone, you’ll need iOS 11.3 or later and the latest version of the Waze app installed on your phone. Users with Android devices will need Android 5.0 or later.
“We are excited to finally be able to enhance the Waze experience for our customers in South Africa, with Ford Sync 3 through AppLink,” said Doreen Mashinini, general manager for marketing at Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa.
“With Waze, our customers get the benefits they’re accustomed to with the added luxury of experiencing them on a bigger screen,” she added.