More Waze on your Car’s Big Screen with Ford & SmartDeviceLink
Coming to you straight from the Consumer Electronics Show, we’re excited to share that driving with Waze on your Ford’s big screen is about to get a whole lot easier.
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.
For all our Wazers out there who drive a Ford vehicle with SYNC 3, you’ll see a mirror image of your Waze app live on you car’s screen, and hear your favorite voice leading the way through your car’s sound system (hey there, Boy Band). This also means access to all your favorite features, from the trusty Waze Speedometer, to newer standouts like HOV route support and “Talk to Waze” voice commands.
The best part? Any time a new feature rolls out on your Waze app, it’ll automatically be visible on your car’s screen, too.
All you need to do is:
- Use a cable to plug your Waze-equipped iOS device into the USB port of your Ford (SYNC 3 versions 3.0 or higher).
- Enjoy seeing Waze projected onto your car’s touch screen.
The Waze integration on Ford/Lincoln SYNC 3 AppLink (Ford’s SDL) requires software version 3.0 or higher. At launch, this will include most new 2018-model vehicles. If you’re driving an older, SYNC 3-enabled model, you’ll just need to update your car system over-th-air or with a USB drive to access Waze (software update availability coming later this year).
Not a Ford owner? Don’t stress. Our partnership with SmartDeviceLink aims to provide a seamless Waze in-car experience to lots more brands in the future. We’ll make sure to keep you up-to-date on SDL news and more on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.