Latest SYNC Apps Announced
DEC
31

Ford is launching the SYNC® Destinations mobile app for Apple iPhone, Apple iPad and Android-based devices, with BlackBerry smartphones coming soon. SYNC Destinations is a free smartphone app that gives SYNC Traffic, Directions and Information (TDI) users mobile access to search for and save destinations to their cloud-based SYNC Services account for easy access when back in the car.

Owners of 2010 and 2011 Ford SYNC-equipped vehicles that are TDI-capable can now download the free smartphone app designed to help get them where they need to go with less hassle.

“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,” said Dave Gersabeck, SYNC TDI product manager.

With the SYNC Destinations app, TDI users have an exclusive on-the-go link to their cloud-based SYNC Services account on syncmyride.com, where they can add, save and manage Saved Points or addresses. A maximum of 25 Saved Points can be accessed through the app. Locations added via SYNC Destinations are immediately 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 when and where of their commutes, accessing real-time traffic information, reliable traffic forecasts and other time-saving features powered by INRIX, a leading provider of traffic information and driver services. Key benefits include:

  • Traffic maps with real-time speed, accident and incident information for all highways, interstates and city streets in 126 metropolitan areas across North America
  • Reliable traffic forecasts that predict how travel times are expected to change over time, based on sophisticated analysis of current traffic conditions, day of the week, season, holidays and related days, current and forecast weather, accidents and road construction, as well as other unique local events such as school schedules, sports games and concerts
  • Fastest routes based on current and expected traffic conditions as well as recommended departure times, expected travel times and ETAs that make navigating to daily destinations, whether across town or cross-country, easier than ever
  • Easy look-up of addresses for new destinations through local business search and address book integration

“SYNC Destinations is an easy-to-use mobile tool that gives busy, on-the-go SYNC users the flexibility to search and save locations for quick access in the car, plus, with features such as predictive traffic, users can take some of the guesswork out of their daily trips by preplanning the best estimated time of departure to get around town quickly and easily,” said Gersabeck.

Also specific to SYNC Destinations is a 5 mph lockout feature, which automatically halts the app from running on a smartphone once it is detected to be traveling in excess of 5 mph, helping drivers stay focused on the task of driving.

Ford, Lincoln and Mercury owners of 2010 and 2011 SYNC-equipped, TDI-capable vehicles can download the SYNC Destinations app for free from the Apple App Store and Android Market. To activate it, the user has to enter his or her syncmyride.com login credentials. Once those credentials are submitted, the app confirms the user’s TDI subscription status, and is then unlocked and ready for use.

Ford will feature demos of SYNC Destinations at the Pepcom Digital Experience media event in Las Vegas on Jan. 5, 2011, and then at the 2011 International CES consumer technology trade show in Las Vegas between Jan. 6 and Jan. 9, 2011.

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2 COMMENTS ON THIS ARTICLE
danny h Sync desitinations is horrible on the MFT system.  Just stick to your smart phone and you'll be glad you did. 
5 months(s) ago via
Ed-Ann J What about 2008 Edge? Will the new apple apps work with them?
1 year(s) ago via
TheOldPueblo I have the HTC Arrive windows phone 7 and it works perfectly. Texts, voice, music synced, etc. All over bluetooth, it never leaves my pocket. That's with the Mango beta.
3 year(s) ago via
Steve How about showing some love to Windows Phone?
3 year(s) ago via
steve dont waste your time
3 year(s) ago via
nunya I tried it on the iPhone. Complete waste of time.
3 year(s) ago via
Nick WebOS! Serously, Palm owners are a loyal and educated bunch, pandering to android and apple, they are just toys!
3 year(s) ago via
Dan Will there be a App for WP7 in the near future?
3 year(s) ago via
Nikki Great app; however, it locks you out if you are moving more than 5 mph which is a nice safety feature but not helpful for the passenger trying to use the application as the driver drives.
3 year(s) ago via
Dave Too bad we can't use this in Canada.
3 year(s) ago via
MV Smoove I agree with Jake thewhale. We need this app for WebOS as well.
3 year(s) ago via
jake thewhale Why no WebOS or at least URL access? And now I find out that I can't use traffic and directions service because I ponied up for a Nav system. Ford should cover the sirius sub that I don't want for any other reason.
3 year(s) ago via
Mike R Could someone port this app to WebOS please?
3 year(s) ago via
Paul the car doesnt remeber any info it s all on your phone the car only knows your info once you sync your phone to the car!
3 year(s) ago via
Jeremy Woodside *Fast
3 year(s) ago via Facebook
Devin Sugar Daniels not evrybody, i would scince i luv import tunners, but som people lik it stock
3 year(s) ago via Facebook
Tim Foster Very nice. Love it.
3 year(s) ago via Facebook
Nirup Reddy Germany may have better engineering but once their cars have over 50,000 miles on them you can buy a new car with what you'll end up in repair bills.
3 year(s) ago via Facebook
Sugar Daniels ibk let america have its own thing MUSCLE CARS, its just an opion
3 year(s) ago via Facebook
Sugar Daniels ive talked over with friend in engineering, we made aline up from best to worst, germany, japan, other europian companies, then america
3 year(s) ago via Facebook
Jeremy Woodside Thats cos your giving them a bad name @sugar
3 year(s) ago via Facebook
Mike Gionfriddo @suger What great "cars" are you talking about ones were the floor mats get stuck and ya going 120mph with no brakes with ya whole family in the car. Ya dude they make awesome cars. So awesome Hertz. Enterprise and other rental companies stopped using them.
3 year(s) ago via Facebook
Jeremy Woodside Alright @mike no need to get a hernia
3 year(s) ago via Facebook
Sugar Daniels ive done research, more complains for american cars than forign
3 year(s) ago via Facebook
Sugar Daniels naaa ive seen better CARS, now muscle theyve got every body beat
3 year(s) ago via Facebook
Jeremy Woodside Nah... I reckon god would be just cruising in a toyota fj40 with a worked 351v8 in it... Haha I wish!
3 year(s) ago via Facebook
Joshua Terry I bought my Ford Focus one year too early. 2009 model year has sync, but not all of these cool features. Oh well, maybe time to upgrade!
3 year(s) ago via Facebook
Billy Hicks Jr. ford trucks are the best. if ya dont like ford then no ones perfect. God will forgive ya. if god lived on earth he would be a ford man. Without a doubt.
3 year(s) ago via Facebook
Michael Egginton Ford makes great cars sugar take your hate elsewhere.
3 year(s) ago via Facebook
Jeremy Woodside @Sugar daniels, germany doesnt know how to build reliable cars, italy doesnt know how to build cheap cars, and some one has build a car to compete with toyotas.
3 year(s) ago via Facebook
Sugar Daniels @ford imean u mak great muscle cars, .. but leave it at that
3 year(s) ago via Facebook
Sugar Daniels @ford y cant u leave car making to the professionals, japan, italy, n germany
3 year(s) ago via Facebook
Ashley Otto This is a great idea!
3 year(s) ago via Facebook
Sierra Roberts What security measures are taken or are in place to guarantee users Personal Info is kept secure. Or will it be kept in aggregate form (no personal info will be collected)?
3 year(s) ago via Facebook
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