Ford Motor Company announced the addition of Google Maps to its Send to Sync service, enabling Ford, Lincoln or Mercury owners to access travel information via the automaker’s cloud-based Sync Traffic, Directions & Information app.
“Send to SYNC” is a new addition to the Ford Service Delivery Network, which is the automaker’s “cloud-based architecture,” that provides a menu of voice-activated services attainable through a user’s mobile phone, and will be available to existing 2010-11 Ford vehicles that already have SYNC with Traffic, Directions & Information (TDI).
With the integration of Google Maps, drivers can now send a selected destination to their vehicle–the optimal route is calculated according to the latest traffic data, downloaded to the auto and navigation guidance begins.
The free Send to Sync services launches later this month. In late April, Ford announced the introduction of Sync AppLink, a downloadable software program enabling auto owners to access Android and BlackBerry smartphone applications via voice commands and vehicle controls.