Fiat has teamed up with traffic jam avoidance app Waze to produce the Panda Waze.
The new Panda Waze is the first city car to integrate the Waze navigation app with the Panda Uconnect app, allowing them to be used simultaneously, switching between the functionality with just a touch on the driver’s smartphone.
Waze is the navigation app that lets drivers avoid jams and save time during the daily commute and beyond. Millions of motorists, united in a vast community, cooperate every day to report traffic conditions in real time - enabling the Waze navigation app to find the best routes. The app recommends the fastest route based on data provided in real time, by more than 100 million people.
Waze navigation is integrated in the Panda Uconnect app – available on both Android and iOS platforms - which allows the driver's telephone to be used as an extension of the car, interacting directly with the device display to access all infotainment functions: switching radio stations, selecting playlists, adjusting the volume, managing calls and texts, and checking your diary or the weather in real time.
The Panda Uconnect app talks to the on-board infotainment system, which includes Bluetooth 2.1 technology, audio streaming and the voice recognition function and handles data reading via USB and MP3.
If fuel is running out or low tyre pressure is detected, an alert will appear on the smartphone display and the user can decide to select one of the best-priced petrol stations or choose from the nearest workshops offered by the Waze app; just select the destination of choice and Waze will suggest the best route for getting there.
The new Panda Waze features the Cross look and is identified by the Waze logo below the A pillar. New seat upholstery complements the new titanium grey dashboard inside.
The Panda Waze is available exclusively with the 1.2-litre 69PS petrol engine.