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NewsFord’s SYNC 3 and Waze app make friends

Ford’s SYNC 3 and Waze app make friends

This makes us happy. Most of us at the office love to use the Waze traffic navigation app. One of us, well me, is so addicted to the app that the wife needs to remind me not to take my phone with me to find the best route to the nearest bathroom…

Having said that, when properly used, Waze helps drivers avoid serious traffic jams by rerouting and updating navigation instructions in real time. It receives these updates from users, which poses a problem: unless there’s a passenger onboard, the updates are done on the fly by the driver.

With the aid of Ford’s powerful SYNC 3, users and drivers can project the Waze app onto their vehicle’s screen for a better viewing experience. Directions can be heard through the car’s audio system and best of all, user updates can be done through voice commands. This limits distracted driving, somewhat.

In order for Waze to work in your Ford, you’ll need SYNC 3 software version 3.0 or greater installed in your vehicle and then navigate through AppLink to find the app. You’ll also need iOS 11.3 and the Waze app (obviously) downloaded on your phone.

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Matt St-Pierre
Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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