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  • Navigate With iPhone Using Fordís Sync Destinations App


    If youíve ever driven a car with GPS you know how difficult it can be to input destinations into the navigation system. Ford has released a new app called SYNCģ Destinations to make this job a little bit easier. Sync Destinations is free and available for both the iPhone and Android. It is compatible with 2010 and 2011 Ford, Lincoln and Mercury autos equipped with Sync navigation systems.

    With this app, drivers can input destinations and get real-time traffic info from their mobile devices. Trip information can then be transmitted wirelessly to the vehicles navigation system. This frees drivers from having to input addresses into the GPS system, using awkward dashboard knob and button schemes. Drivers can also access Fordís syncmyride.com website using this app.

    Sync Destinations can also access real-time traffic information from 126 North American cities. It also includes a safety feature where the app will not function if the car is going more than 5 MPH. This feature is designed to keep people from being distracted from the road while driving.



    SYNC TDI product manager Dave Gersabeck recently said, "Sync Destinations leverages the power of your smartphone to manage a user's Sync Services account and to plan ahead, sending destination locations to your car, and knowing what's happening on the road ahead of you before you even get behind the wheel.Ē

    Most cars on the market today have about the same computing power as a desktop computer. With so many drivers using smart phones, it only makes sense for major car manufactures to develop apps that can be used with a carís onboard computer. Sometimes, inputting a destination into a GPS unit can take longer than the drive itself. Hopefully, more car companies will take a cue from Ford and integrate smart phone features into future car designs. All of a sudden, I feel like taking a road trip.

    Source: Gizmodo
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Navigate With iPhone Using Fordís Sync Destinations App started by Wiley John Wright View original post
    Comments 51 Comments
    1. iphone?3gs's Avatar
      iphone?3gs -
      Quote Originally Posted by CaptainChaos View Post
      I just got the Nissan Armada. How's the backseat in the Esacalade? Can full grown people sit in it comfortably? It is the only SUV I didn't look at.

      Mine has a built in Nav system that I can't sync my phone to(yet), but all the Fordies out there should be happy.
      Is the Nav good? I was thinking of a chevy tahoe or the new 2011 ford explorer. I was thinking of the armada but it didn't seem like it had good tech. The explorer I think has the best tech i think...
    1. politicalslug's Avatar
      politicalslug -
      Brilliant! This is where I'd like to see all manufacturers going henceforth. We carry around these connected devices that we should be able to leverage in any and all circumstances. Our phones are like our digital selves. I'd like to see NFCs used to provide realtime information relevant to me in a contextually dependent manner. When I walk into a clothing store I should see ads that I may be interested in served up in a multimedia centric form. When I walk into a restaurant my favorite foods and related specials should be brought to my attention. The applications are limitless. Complete connectivity with intelligent contextual dependence is clearly the future.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Looks pretty cool. Cant wait for GM to team up with Apple
    1. ohthatguyagain's Avatar
      ohthatguyagain -
      Quote Originally Posted by Team Infecti0n View Post
      Some Ford car that when you drive it people randomly start dancing and getting in your way and celebrate that you got a fiesta and pull out signs from thin air...
      Lol! People also avoid driving behind you...
    1. Rob2G's Avatar
      Rob2G -
      Quote Originally Posted by iphone?3gs View Post
      What escalade? I'll show you a ford that can stay without getting stolen, and still have awesome tech.....
      Thats because you would have to pay somebody to steal a ford

      Quote Originally Posted by CaptainChaos View Post
      I just got the Nissan Armada. How's the backseat in the Esacalade? Can full grown people sit in it comfortably? It is the only SUV I didn't look at.

      Mine has a built in Nav system that I can't sync my phone to(yet), but all the Fordies out there should be happy.
      Seems fine for me, but I never have many people in it. It has two buckets for the 2nd row and a fold down bench for the 3rd row, but Mine is also shorter in length I didnt get the long one.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Quote Originally Posted by Rob2G View Post
      Thats because you would have to pay somebody to steal a ford
      lmao
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Rob2G View Post
      Thats because you would have to pay somebody to steal a ford
      Lol! I had a good laugh from this.
    1. ro0oney's Avatar
      ro0oney -
      wow thats good news! i have a '11 ford. didn't try it yet, but soon will
    1. iphone?3gs's Avatar
      iphone?3gs -
      Quote Originally Posted by Rob2G View Post
      Thats because you would have to pay somebody to steal a ford


      Seems fine for me, but I never have many people in it. It has two buckets for the 2nd row and a fold down bench for the 3rd row, but Mine is also shorter in length I didnt get the long one.
      I don't know about that, but I'm pretty sure I rather steal a F-150 than an Titan.... Just sayin... Though Nissan makes some beast cars

      I think it's better if its short I hate long cars with huge butts that hangover there midsection.... Anyways the armada looks good hows the tech?
    1. EskimoRuler's Avatar
      EskimoRuler -
      Quote Originally Posted by Team Infecti0n View Post
      Sounds interesting, but i thought this was a GPS program itself lol.
      That what I though when I was reading the headline of this. Would be cool if I had a car that worked with it. O well. I like that comoaniess make apps for their products
    1. ChrisD20's Avatar
      ChrisD20 -
      "Tag In" is a similar smart phone GPS app created by Allstate designed with families in mind. Tag In combines convenient social networking, location features and user control of who sees personal information. Itís quicker than texting and more private than Facebook or Foursquare. For more information visit Allstate Insurance Digital Newsroom.

      http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/rele...d?query=Tag+In