Drivers will soon be able to use navigation and traffic app Waze safely on the move with in-car connectivity system SYNC 3.
Waze is the world’s largest community-based navigation app, and from April, customers will be able to project the app from the small screen on their mobile to the big screen in their car.
“We know that people enjoy a range of navigation apps to help them reach their destination safely and more efficiently, and have worked closely with partners to make this happen,” said Ford’s Don Butler.
Announced today at Mobile World Congress, in Barcelona, Waze will join mobile navigation app Sygic on the AppLink platform, as well as the SYNC 3 Navigation System with FordPass Live Traffic.
“Waze works as a personal heads-up from 100 million of your friends on the road – and now that will include the many Ford drivers who will be able to safely access our app while on the move through the car display,” said Jens Baron from Waze.
The mobile app from audio-on-demand and podcast company Acast is also coming to SYNC 3. Acast offers offline audio downloads plus an intelligent recommendation engine that analyses commute times to suggest podcasts that best fit journey length.
Further apps announced include:
- BPme – finds BP petrol stations and pay for fuel from the comfort of your car
- Radioplayer – from next month, discover and stream favourite radio shows, podcasts
- Cisco WebEx – safely join and participate in meetings on the go with voice commands