Waze is great. It’s a real-time traffic app that doesn’t just allow you to track the flow of traffic, find new routes to avoid the grind of gridlock, and make sure you’re minding your P’s and Q’s when you happen across a speed trap, but one that also lets you track points and have your directions narrated by famous voices like Arnold Schwarzenegger and Stephen Colbert.
Now, if you drive a Ford equipped with SYNC 3 and have an iPhone, you can use SYNC AppLink to project Waze onto your vehicle’s touchscreen and control it via voice command. Waze: great, and now even better if you have Ford SYNC 3.
“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, connected vehicle platform and product, 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.”
“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, in-car applications, 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.”
We’re excited too, Jens. Now, if you would: pleeeease get Tommy Wiseau to lend his voice for directions.