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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. Team Infecti0n's Avatar
      Team Infecti0n -
      Nice i've seen it a lot here in Miami. Majority of my family members use it
    1. phoenix81's Avatar
      phoenix81 -
      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
      There may not be one nicer. But you wasted your money on emblems.
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      Isn't Sync made by Microsoft? I'm surprised they'd make this app for anything other than windows phone. On another note, i like the navigation system in my Buick Enclave, it's great
    1. Born2drive's Avatar
      Born2drive -
      I have been playing with my sync for a little while now and find it somewhat lacking in features. I mean come on so I got the base model escape the thing doesn't even have a way of telling me the weather for pete's peppers... Anyone actually see this app in the app store? I can't see it anywhere and I'm looking at the app store on the phone itself.

    1. Team Infecti0n's Avatar
      Team Infecti0n -
      Isnt anything of a surprise to me. Bing has been in the appstore for a while now. Another MS product, whatever.
    1. CaptainChaos's Avatar
      CaptainChaos -
      Quote Originally Posted by Born2drive View Post
      I have been playing with my sync for a little while now and find it somewhat lacking in features. I mean come on so I got the base model escape the thing doesn't even have a way of telling me the weather for pete's peppers... Anyone actually see this app in the app store? I can't see it anywhere and I'm looking at the app store on the phone itself.

      I just searched for it on my phone and it is in the AppStore. I searched for "Sync" and it was the top search return.
    1. Born2drive's Avatar
      Born2drive -
      Quote Originally Posted by CaptainChaos View Post
      I just searched for it on my phone and it is in the AppStore. I searched for "Sync" and it was the top search return.
      So frustrating... Must be this whole "living in Canada" thing I got goin' on. Seems we can't get any of the good stuff on our app store for ages after you guys get em in the states.
    1. CaptainChaos's Avatar
      CaptainChaos -
      That has to be the issue then.
    1. Team Infecti0n's Avatar
      Team Infecti0n -
      App Stores are different for each region
    1. energiesource's Avatar
      energiesource -
      Only for US I'm guessing? Canada gets ****
    1. Team Infecti0n's Avatar
      Team Infecti0n -
      Canada is cool! But Apple thinks otherwise.
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Team Infecti0n View Post
      Canada is cool! But Apple thinks otherwise.
      Lol. Apple just likes the ppl who buy their products up there!
    1. Team Infecti0n's Avatar
      Team Infecti0n -
      True, maybe Canadians (Most) dont use apps like these... weird lol.
    1. stfudvs's Avatar
      stfudvs -
      once again.... mustang FTW
    1. energiesource's Avatar
      energiesource -
      I have a 2011 edge and this would e handy, apple should be aware they sell fords up here too
    1. dq13's Avatar
      dq13 -
      to the canadians... go to itunes on your computer and change it to US, download and then change back to Canada.

      regarding GPS, I think portable is the best, when I go out of town or another country, I can't take my car in the plain, so I rather have a Garmin (when I'm home, I don't need GPS, Miami is too easy)

      by the way, Beemer FTW, in my PERSONAL opinion, Ford sucks LOL
    1. glassJAw's Avatar
      glassJAw -
      Challenger SRT8 FTW! don't need Sync my pioneer AVIC-x920bt is a beast
    1. gmpv's Avatar
      gmpv -
      I'll stay with my geo metro is the best thinking about gas jiji
    1. otiswhuff's Avatar
      otiswhuff -
      Hmmmmmmm............
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Team Infecti0n View Post
      True, maybe Canadians (Most) dont use apps like these... weird lol.
      Well their Police Officers (Mounties?) ride horses lol, so unless there's a way to attach it to the horse...that would actually be pretty funny to see!