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Send To Sync Now Sends From Google Maps

6/08/2010 12:42:57 PM Eastern
Dearborn, Mich.  - Ford announced it has updated its Send to Sync feature with the option to select a destination on Google Maps and send it to a Ford, Lincoln or Mercury vehicle.

The Google Maps Web site will have an option to send the destination to the vehicle. When the driver connects to the Sync with Traffic, Directions & Information (TDI) app, he then will be able to download the destination into the vehicle and receive navigation guidance. 

Ford said the best route is calculated in the cloud with the latest traffic information taken into consideration. A car featuring a map-based nav system allows the destination point to be downloaded directly to that system, and the route will then be calculated with the driver's preferences also taken under account.

The Google Maps feature will launch later this month, according to Ford, which said it's "the only automaker offering this capability without requiring a paid subscription to a telematics service."
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