Latest in Gear

Image credit:

Waze's crowd-sourced traffic info comes to Ford Sync 3 cars

Plug your iPhone into a USB port and run the app from a Sync 3 touchscreen.
Steve Dent, @stevetdent
January 10, 2018
Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links

Waze Ford Sync 3

In 2016, Ford wisely decided to offer Apple's CarPlay and Android Auto on all its Sync 3 infotainment system-equipped 2017 vehicles, and owners are seeing more benefits from that at CES 2018. Ford announced that it now supports Waze's traffic and navigation app directly from your iPhone. After you plug it into any of the vehicle's USB ports, the app will appear on the Sync 3 touchscreen, letting you control it from there or use voice commands.

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. You can be even more helpful by directly relaying unknown accidents, construction and other issues. Waze's navigation system can then help you pick the quickest route, tell you about HOV lanes, relay your arrival time to friends and family and even find the cheapest gasoline nearby.

As long as you keep your Waze iOS app updated, you'll have the latest version on a Sync 3 car, which is one of the benefits of Ford's wide-open system. It also unveiled Alexa support at CES 2018, giving you voice-controlled music, news and 25,000 other skills. It's odd that the automaker didn't mention Waze Android support, since Google owns both Android and Waze, but we've reached out for more info.

Click here to catch up on the latest news from CES 2018.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

How and where to pre-order an Xbox Series X or S

How and where to pre-order an Xbox Series X or S

View
Amazon's $500 'Prime Bike' is a connected spin bike made by Echelon

Amazon's $500 'Prime Bike' is a connected spin bike made by Echelon

View
The Morning After: Tesla's 'Battery Day' is here and Xbox pre-orders start

The Morning After: Tesla's 'Battery Day' is here and Xbox pre-orders start

View
Elon Musk warns that Tesla's 'Battery Day' tech is two years away

Elon Musk warns that Tesla's 'Battery Day' tech is two years away

View
Jabra's Elite 85t true wireless earbuds offer adjustable ANC for $229

Jabra's Elite 85t true wireless earbuds offer adjustable ANC for $229

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr