If you love our 2018 Ford models, you may wonder, “Is there a Ford dealer near me who can tell me about some advances the Ford brand has made that are as innovative as the automaker’s lineup of new Ford cars?” If you want to know about the Ford brand’s latest advances, you simply have to visit our Ford dealership near Rogers City, MI.

One innovation we’re excited to tell you about is the product of Waze’s partnership with the Ford brand. As a result of this partnership, Waze users can now project the app’s real-time traffic and navigation service onto the touchscreen in Ford automobiles equipped with the car maker’s SYNC3™ infotainment system. Drivers of SYNC3™-equipped Ford vehicles can even control the app using voice commands. This allows for hands-free operation of the app.

“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,” said Don Butler, executive director, connected vehicle platform and product, Ford Motor Company. “With Waze, our customers get the benefits they’re accustomed to with the added luxury of experiencing them on a bigger screen.”

“We’re excited drivers of Ford SYNC 3™-enabled vehicles will now be able to use Waze for iOS right from their dashboard, getting access to features like planned drives, alternative routes, talk to Waze voice commands, and more,” said Jens Baron, product lead, in-car applications, Waze. “They’ll also benefit from the best routes and most accurate ETAs, thanks to our global community of drivers on the go who update the map in real-time – helping our mission to one day eliminate traffic.”

To learn more about the Ford brand’s partnership with Waze and its benefits for Ford owners and lessees, contact Dean Arbour Ford of Alpena today.