Ford adds Waze navigation and voice control

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Ford adds the ability to project Waze navigation and real-time traffic to vehicles using its SYNC AppLink touchscreen and control it through voice.

Plug your phone into a compatible Ford with SYNC 3 and view Waze on a bigger screen plus control it using your voice

Plug your phone into a compatible Ford with SYNC 3 and view Waze on a bigger screen plus control it using your voice

For owners of Ford SYNC 3-equipped vehicles, the company says it allows easier access to features including finding efficient traffic routes, locating cheaper fuel prices and reporting traffic accidents.

Customers need simply connect their Waze-equipped iPhone to the USB port of their Ford vehicle and view the service as it is projected onto the vehicle touch screen.

Don Butler, executive director, connected vehicle platform and product, Ford Motor Company, said: “Our goal is to make it as easy as possible for people to access the smartphone features, apps and services they care about most in the car, without having to pick up their device.”

Features also include route support for high-occupancy vehicle lanes (carpool lanes), providing additional navigation options and more accurate arrival times.

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