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Ford Sync Destinations for iOS, Android pushes maps to cars

updated 12:00 am EST, Thu December 30, 2010

Ford outs Sync Destinations GPS smartphone app

Ford upgraded its mobile Sync features again tonight with the addition of one of its own apps. Sync Destinations borrows cues from Google Maps and will push directions and map search results from an Android device, iPhone or iPad to any 2010 or 2011 Ford that supports at least Sync's TDI (Traffic, Directions and Information) services. The link provides spoken directions that account for the departure and arrival times, both current and historical traffic patterns, and searches for businesses or contacts.

The app can support as many as 25 saved common access points and uses a device's built-in GPS as a safety measure: if the device and thus the car are moving faster than 5MPH, the app will refuse to provide its features to bring attention back to the road.

Sync Destinations is free on all platforms and should be available today for Android and iOS users, although drivers need to also have registered their cars for TDI. A BlackBerry version is coming but is so far only described as coming soon.





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