Ford has released a Sync Destinations app for iPhone and Android phones which allows access to live traffic updates and elements of its in-car navigational and entertainment system.
The free-to-download app works alongside Sync-equipped 2010 and 2011 Ford cars. The Sync service features the Travel Destination and Information interface that offers turn-by-turn navigation, live traffic updates, handsfree calling and media control.
The app will allow drivers to programme up to 25 destinations into their handsets and access live traffic information. So, for example, if you’re on your way back to the car after work, you can check for delays along your route.
Any new routes or changes to your programmed routes will sync back to the car. It’ll also offer up estimated travel times based on traffic.
The app will shut itself off when you return to your vehicle you begin travelling at over 5mph, and that’s when the in-car system will take over. It’s free on Android and iOS devices with a BlackBerry app scheduled for the New Year.
Posted by Chris Smith