2012 CES: Ford updates the SYNC Destinations

Article by Christian Andrei, on January 11, 2012

Ford vehicle owners could now easily send destinations to their vehicle with the use of their smartphone via the newly launched next-version SYNC Destinations. Ford offers this free mobile app for SYNC Services subscribers. When used together with the Ford SYNC AppLink support, the app can use simple voice commands so that it could achieve the on-the-go traffic reports to any of their favorite destination points.

Traffic incidents may be posted through this app, which provides updated incident reports. The smartphone's data network is also leveraged to download turn-by-turn directions and destinations right to their vehicle.

When Ford owners used the first version of SYNC Destinations, consumers got the chance to acquire on-the-go access to their cloud-based SYNC Services account. Drivers may add, manage, and save their designations, similar to what could be done on www.syncmyride.com. The locations that were added with the use of SYNC Destinations could be easily accessed through SYNC Services.

For the new version of SYNC Destinations, the SYNC AppLink could leverage the power of the smartphone's data connection to download directions into the vehicle using simple voice commands. Users will be able to gain access to traffic/incident reports but would have less distraction as they could keep their hands and eyes focused on driving.

To find the quickest route to their destination, users would just have to speak the commands "Mobile Apps," "SYNC Destinations," then say "Traffic to" and the name of a saved destination. But upon saying “Directions” and the name of a saved destination, users could download voice-guided turn-by-turn directions into the vehicle.

Topics: ford, sync

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