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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. piston597's Avatar
      piston597 -
      For everyone with a compatible car this is great. I probably wont use this but one day when I get a better car lol. Really looks kinda easy to hack and mess around someones trip though. So many new uses for the iPhone nowadays. Totally a great convenience though!

      Read the first letter of each sentence.
    1. cpkirkley's Avatar
      cpkirkley -
      I love the sync system, tried it out when I test drove an Edge a few months back. But the Sync was the best part of the car I drove - I got a Subaru Tribeca instead.

      Microsoft should have marketed this as a standalone gps system then could be installed just like any other double din head unit does.

      @piston, well played, sir.
    1. Rob2G's Avatar
      Rob2G -
      Microsoft + Ford = Very bad thing waiting to happen (I dont like Ford Nor Microsoft)

      A couple friends of mine have newer fords and they always brag about sync, but they also prefer windows 7 over Snow Leopard. Coincidence? I think Not.
    1. xwinger's Avatar
      xwinger -
      Quote Originally Posted by piston597 View Post
      For everyone with a compatible car this is great. I probably wont use this but one day when I get a better car lol. Really looks kinda easy to hack and mess around someones trip though. So many new uses for the iPhone nowadays. Totally a great convenience though!

      Read the first letter of each sentence.
      Hey nice reply.
      Original and funny.
      My vehicle is not made by Ford.
      Obviously Ford makes crappy cars

      Justin Bieber is so cute.
      Krispy Kreme is tasty.

      Don't you wish you had a Ford car or truck?
      Or maybe a Lincoln or Mercury?
      No you don't?
      Too bad for you.

      Could it be that you cannot afford one?
      Rafiki is a monkey.
      You were first good job.

      !I will never own a ford, therefore, I am extremely jealous!
    1. GellBrake'rrrr's Avatar
      GellBrake'rrrr -
      I see a ford vs. Chevy debate about to happen. How funny it is to see an iPhone topic of discussion go from one subject to another.
    1. 1hihum's Avatar
      1hihum -
      Quote Originally Posted by xwinger View Post
      Hey nice reply.
      Original and funny.
      My vehicle is not made by Ford.
      Obviously Ford makes crappy cars

      Justin Bieber is so cute.
      Krispy Kreme is tasty.

      Don't you wish you had a Ford car or truck?
      Or maybe a Lincoln or Mercury?
      No you don't?
      Too bad for you.

      Could it be that you cannot afford one?
      Rafiki is a monkey.
      You were first good job.

      !I will never own a ford, therefore, I am extremely jealous!
      Now that's funny right there, I don't care who you are!
    1. stfudvs's Avatar
      stfudvs -
      1989 ford 5.0 FTW

      my main car has sync, super excited to check this out
    1. DisneyRicky's Avatar
      DisneyRicky -
      I like how is shows when traffic will be at its worse when routing you!
    1. Rob2G's Avatar
      Rob2G -
      Quote Originally Posted by GellBrake'rrrr View Post
      I see a ford vs. Chevy debate about to happen. How funny it is to see an iPhone topic of discussion go from one subject to another.
      No, no ford vs chevy debate. Show me a ford nicer then my 2010 escalade. There isn't one so no debate
    1. Team Infecti0n's Avatar
      Team Infecti0n -
      Sounds interesting, but i thought this was a GPS program itself lol.
    1. iphone?3gs's Avatar
      iphone?3gs -
      Quote Originally Posted by Rob2G View Post
      No, no ford vs chevy debate. Show me a ford nicer then my 2010 escalade. There isn't one so no debate
      What escalade? I'll show you a ford that can stay without getting stolen, and still have awesome tech.....
    1. CaptainChaos's Avatar
      CaptainChaos -
      Quote Originally Posted by Rob2G View Post
      No, no ford vs chevy debate. Show me a ford nicer then my 2010 escalade. There isn't one so no debate
      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.
    1. Team Infecti0n's Avatar
      Team Infecti0n -
      People people. The Mustang... period.
    1. CaptainChaos's Avatar
      CaptainChaos -
      Nissan 350.
    1. iSteed's Avatar
      iSteed -
      OMG. I'm not even gonna get into this oh wait maybe I will. I personally believe fords fiesta is a better car then an escalade... Your good with the repair bills until the warranty runs out.... Sucks to be you after it does...lol sorry. I had to slip my two cents in there
    1. CaptainChaos's Avatar
      CaptainChaos -
      Quote Originally Posted by iSteed View Post
      OMG. I'm not even gonna get into this oh wait maybe I will. I personally believe fords fiesta is a better car then an escalade... Your good with the repair bills until the warranty runs out.... Sucks to be you after it does...lol sorry. I had to slip my two cents in there
      What's a fiesta? Lol
    1. Team Infecti0n's Avatar
      Team Infecti0n -
      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...
    1. CaptainChaos's Avatar
      CaptainChaos -
      Damn, i think I bought the wrong car!
    1. Team Infecti0n's Avatar
      Team Infecti0n -
      Lol xD What car did you get?
    1. CaptainChaos's Avatar
      CaptainChaos -
      Nissan Armada. Needed the space of a bus without it actually being a bus lol