After saying that t was coming at CES and exhibiting us a beta model in late January, Ford is lastly rolling out Waze integration with its SYNC Three infotainment system. iOS customers with a SYNC Three-equipped automobile will now be capable to “venture” or “mirror” Waze onto the infotainment system, giving them full entry to Waze’s maps in addition to all the crowdsourced details about visitors, hazards, and police alerts that the app is understood for.
To make it work, customers want the Waze app and need to be on model Three.zero (or better) of SYNC Three, with their telephones operating iOS 11.Three (or later). Unsurprisingly, it doesn’t run via CarPlay; Apple nonetheless needs you to make use of Apple Maps there. As a substitute, it runs on SYNC Three by way of Ford’s AppLink, which is type of like Ford’s personal model of CarPlay.
Like with, say, CarPlay, the Waze app will nonetheless be operating in your cellphone on this state of affairs. However the mirrored model that reveals up on the infotainment display screen doesn’t really feel any worse off due to this (at the least based mostly on what I noticed when it was operating in beta in the beginning of this yr). The one difficulty I had after I fiddled with Waze again then was that the expertise was somewhat buggy, which isn’t shocking for a beta.
In any other case, the icons are massive and colourful, the interface was easy to navigate, and it even works with voice controls. Bringing Waze to the larger display screen for iOS customers — one thing Android Auto customers have loved for some time now — helps add extra selections to the combination. It’s additionally one other small a part of the trouble Ford’s making to try to elevate its tech-forward picture. The corporate additionally introduced a deeper integration with Amazon’s Alexa earlier this yr. On the driving aspect, it just lately unveiled its driver help package deal, which is able to debut on the 2019 Edge SUV.
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