Your new Ford can now easily SYNC and utilize Waze

May 17, 2018

It’s no secret that an app called Waze has steadily grown in popularity. This is especially true with motorists who use it to find the quickest route to their destination. With traffic becoming worse by the day in cities like Metro Manila, Waze helps warn drivers of possible bottlenecks so they can avoid them.

But alas, using the app requires one to look down at their phone from time to time to get updates and the like. Now, Ford solves this by by allowing users to project the Waze app screen onto their vehicle’s touchscreen. By doing so via USB cable, motorists can get a better view and help avoid “distracted driving”.

Apart from navigation and traffic updates, Waze likewise allows drivers to find cheaper gas prices within a certain location. This is useful, especially for those that are saving on their fuel bills (and who isn’t?). And since it is a community-based service that uses crowdsourcing, Waze utilizes real-time info to provide this data.

The Waze service is now available on Ford vehicles with SYNC infotainment systems.  In case you didn’t know, the latest line of Ford vehicles like the Everest, Explorer, and the Mustang are equipped with the SYNC3 infotainment system. Just as with earlier versions, this one utilizes voice commands, albeit allowing one to use a more natural tone of voice to command the system for the latest version. This means you can talk to Waze and other apps via AppLink to optimize their features and capabilities without having to sound like a robot

So the next time you drive a Ford, you mght want to use Waze to find your way around. It’s so much easier now.

About the Author

Mr. Gerard Jude Castillo
Gerard has been a self-confessed car nut ever since he was a little boy. As a grown-up, he indulges in his passion by collecting toy cars (which he started since childhood) and reading up on the latest cars out there.  As Associate Editor, he will ensure that you get your fill of the latest cars in the market, as well as a load of automotive features.