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    Waze's crowd-sourced traffic info comes to Ford Sync 3 cars

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    In 2016, Ford wisely decided to offer Apple's CarPlay and Android Auto on all its Sync 3 infotainment system-equipped 2017 vehicles, and owners are seeing more benefits from that at CES 2018. Ford announced that it now supports Waze's traffic and navigation app directly from your iPhone. After you plug it into any of the vehicle's USB ports, the app will appear on the Sync 3 touchscreen, letting you control it from there or use voice commands.

    Waze, owned by Google, gathers traffic information from you and shares it, telling others if there's a traffic jam along your route, for instance. You can be even more helpful by directly relaying unknown accidents, construction and other issues. Waze's navigation system can then help you pick the quickest route, tell you about HOV lanes, relay your arrival time to friends and family and even find the cheapest gasoline nearby.

    As long as you keep your Waze iOS app updated, you'll have the latest version on a Sync 3 car, which is one of the benefits of Ford's wide-open system. It also unveiled Alexa support at CES 2018, giving you voice-controlled music, news and 25,000 other skills. It's odd that the automaker didn't mention Waze Android support, since Google owns both Android and Waze, but we've reached out for more info.

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    Oh man I LOVE Waze! This is awesome news!!!!!
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    Speaking of updates, has anyone received any updates on their Sync? Mine never seems to update.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LonestarRS View Post
    Speaking of updates, has anyone received any updates on their Sync? Mine never seems to update.
    No- I actually just tested the Waze app and it didn't show up.
    When I hit "check for updates" I just had a spinning wheel of death for a good 10+ minutes.
    I may ask at the dealership about this when I'm in for inspection in 2 weeks. Last update I had for my Escape they sent me a USB fob.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GhostRS View Post
    No- I actually just tested the Waze app and it didn't show up.
    When I hit "check for updates" I just had a spinning wheel of death for a good 10+ minutes.
    I may ask at the dealership about this when I'm in for inspection in 2 weeks. Last update I had for my Escape they sent me a USB fob.
    Same here, it spins for me too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MKIIIRS View Post
    Same here, it spins for me too.
    AND I just checked online on the Ford Owner's Site and it's saying mine is up to date but I know that's not true.
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    Ok, so this makes sense.....

    The car needs to be connected to wi-if to download the update.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GhostRS View Post
    Ok, so this makes sense.....

    The car needs to be connected to wi-if to download the update.
    I was connected to WiFi and still won't download.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MKIIIRS View Post
    I was connected to WiFi and still won't download.
    Sounds like it needs to be from a USB stick. The download is pretty large. I'm thinking we will have to get this from Ford.
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    Well I contacted Ford about it... for some reason my car isn't showing it needs an updated. The guy I talked to thinks it may be because they are coming from overseas? So that may be delaying it.
    I'll keep you posted.
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