Another excuse to skip the in-car navigation system
The in-car navigation system is changing into much less of a necessity because of new smartphone connectivity methods like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto that make it straightforward to show real-time navigation apps like Google Maps and Apple Maps on the car’s heart display.
Introduced at CES 2018, Ford is giving its clients much more options to the onboard nav system by integrating the Waze site visitors and navigation app straight into the automaker’s Sync three infotainment system. This permits Ford clients to plug of their Waze-equipped smartphone into the USB port and have the app displayed on the middle touchscreen show, permitting customers to function the app by means of the bigger touchscreen and listen to route info and alerts by means of the car’s audio system.
All Waze options will probably be accessible by means of Ford’s integration together with Speak to Waze, a voice-command function, and HOV route help.
“With the pliability of our SYNC three software program and AppLink, clients can simply use Waze to get all of the site visitors and navigation assist they want – on a giant display and with out having to fiddle round with their telephones whereas driving,” stated Don Butler, govt director of Related Car and Companies, in a launch.
As soon as the potential is launched within the coming weeks, Ford autos (2018 mannequin yr) geared up with Sync three model three.zero or larger could have the choice to run Waze on the middle touchscreen. To ensure that different Sync three geared up Ford autos to allow Waze performance, house owners can replace their system through an over-the-air replace or by means of the USB port. Android smartphone customers can at the moment use Waze by means of the Android Auto smartphone connectivity function.
Ford additionally launched the Ford+Alexa app at CES and plans to combine iHeartRadio and WebEx performance into Sync three quickly.