South African drivers with a SYNC 3-equipped Ford vehicle
will now be able to enjoy the benefits of Waze navigation right on the comfort
of their touchscreens. Ford announced this week that Waze integration is now
available through SYNC 3 AppLink, meaning that the world’s largest
community-based traffic and navigation app can now be accessed by plugging a
smartphone into a USB port and selecting Waze on the SYNC 3 interface.
“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, Marketing, 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
Waze allows members of its community to instantly share
information with one another. This means up-to-date information on everything
from road hazards and traffic jams to weather and police activity. IT also
provides the ability to report closures, up-to-date fuel prices, and identify
points of interest like restaurants and hotels.
To access Waze via SYNC 3 AppLink, you need only plug your
iPhone or Android smartphone into a Ford vehicle’s USB port, which brings up
the Waze up on the SYNC 3 infotainment interface. Not only does projection onto
a Ford vehicle’s touchscreen mean larger and easier-to-read displays of
information, but it also integrates Waze functionality with voice commands into
a vehicle’s speakers and microphones.
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