Ford will soon be rolling out Waze integration for its cars equipped with the latest SYNC 3 infotainment system. This, according to The Verge, will allow iOS users to “project” or “mirror” Waze onto the head unit, providing full access to the application’s maps and its crowdsourced information on traffic, hazards, police alerts and so on.

For it to work, users will require the Waze app and have to be on version 3.0 (or greater) of SYNC 3, with their phones running iOS 11.3 (or later). Waze won’t work through Apple CarPlay (because Apple wants you to use Apple Maps instead), but instead the app will have to be launched on SYNC 3 via Ford’s AppLink. Think of it as the Blue Oval’s own version of CarPlay and you won’t be far off.

The Verge reported that the Waze app will still be running on your phone when paired via Ford AppLink, which basically means that Waze will be mirrored, and not a complete integration within Apple CarPlay. The publication, which took part in the beta testing phase, reported a slightly buggy experience with the mirroring function, but remarked that it’s not surprising for a beta.

Waze on Android Auto

“Otherwise, the icons are big and colourful. The interface was simple to navigate, and it even works with voice controls,” said the publication. Up till now, mirroring Waze onto a bigger screen in a car has always been something only Android users could enjoy.

As of May 2017, Malaysia has the highest number of Waze users in ASEAN. Any iOS users out there happy with this announcement? Comment below!