As long as you keep your Waze iOS app updated, you'll have the latest version on a Sync 3 auto, which is one of the benefits of Ford's wide-open system.
This will allow for the infotainment system to serve up navigation services, with which drivers can easily interact on a larger touchscreen - rather than squinting at map directions on a smartphone display, or illegally using it when driving.
Thanks to our partnership with Ford and SmartDeviceLink (SDL), by the end of this quarter, you'll be able to access the full Waze app experience from your car's screen with your iOS device-marking our first official in-vehicle integration for iOS users.
Waze AppLink integration is expected to launch "in the coming weeks" with 2018 Ford vehicle models boasting the app projection capability off the bat. This week at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Ford made the announcement that Waze will now be accessible through its Sync 3 infotainment system.
"Our goal is to bring a human-centered approach to technology in the vehicle, making it as easy as possible for people to integrate the tools that matter most to them", said Don Butler, Ford executive director, Connected Vehicle and Services.
Waze will be compatible with Ford vehicles featuring the latest Sync 3 infotainment system, version 3. Don't stress. Our partnership with SmartDeviceLink aims to provide a seamless Waze in-car experience to lots more brands in the future.
Waze, owned by Google, gathers traffic information from you and shares it, telling others if there's a traffic jam along your route, for instance. But if you have an older vehicle, you'll have to connect over-the-air or with a USB to be able to access Waze.