Hands-free navigation for SA motorists

March 24th, 2019, Published in Articles: PositionIT

Waze users in South Africa can now project the app’s real-time traffic and navigation service onto the touch screen in Ford vehicles via Sync 3 AppLink and control it through voice command. For owners of Ford Sync 3-equipped vehicles, this allows easier access to features including finding the quickest traffic routes and reporting traffic accidents. Customers simply connect their phone to the USB port of their Ford vehicle, select the Waze app on the Sync app drawer, and view the service as it is projected onto the vehicle’s touch screen. The app’s features is then shown on a larger display and allows users to directly select functions by voice command through the cars built in speakers and microphone system. To deliver optimal driving directions and traffic updates, Waze uses crowdsourcing to gather information about road conditions from all of its users. People simply type in their destination and drive with the app open to contribute data to Waze’s community of users. At the same time, people can take a more active role by sharing reports from the road, including notifying the community of accidents, hazards or route changes that were previously unknown.

Contact Ford South Africa, fordcrc2@ford.com

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