Ford Motor Company recently launched the SYNC Destinations mobile app for Apple iPhone, Apple iPad and Android-based devices. BlackBerry smartphones will follow soon.
Owners of 2010 and 2011 Ford SYNC-equipped vehicles that are Traffic, Directions and Information (TDI)-capable can now download the SYNC Destinations app, which can help get them where they need to go with less hassle.
The free app gives users of TDI services mobile access to navigation and traffic information specifically designed to make any trip easier.
SYNC TDI product manager Dave Gersabeck said the app leverages the smartphone's power to manage a user’s SYNC Services account and to plan ahead, sending destination locations to a user's car, and knowing what’s happening on the road before a user gets behind the wheel.
One can access a maximum of 25 addresses or "Saved Points" through the app. TDI users have an on-the-go link to their cloud-based SYNC Services account on www.syncmyride.com, where they can add, save and manage Saved Points.
Gersabeck said that locations added via SYNC Destinations are readily accessible through SYNC Services once in the vehicle, with turn-by-turn directions delivered to the car only a few simple voice commands away.
With SYNC Destinations, SYNC TDI users can also better plan the where and when of their commutes, since they get access to real-time traffic information, reliable traffic forecasts and other time-saving features powered by INRIX, which provides traffic information and driver services.