Today at Mobile World Congress 2018, Ford has announced that its Sync infotainment software will be getting a few new navigation options. The company says that popular navigation app Waze will be added to Ford cars globally starting in April.
Ford first hinted at a collaboration with the company at CES in January. Waze integration will work over Ford’s Sync AppLink platform, which means that iOS users will be able to plug their device into the vehicle and have the navigation app appear on the in-dash screen.
Integration with AppLink also means that users will be able to control all aspects of the navigation app with their voice. In a statement, Waze In-Car Applications product lead Jens Baron said:
“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. Waze is more than just red lines on the map. It reflects a huge community of drivers on the go, outsmarting traffic together all around the world.”
For iOS users, the introduction of Waze into Ford Sync is only a stepping stone for more collaborations between the two companies in the future.