Have you heard the big news? Drivers no longer have to print paper directions. Now they can simply send Google Maps directly to their Ford SYNC with the “Send-To-Car” feature which started on July 14, 2010. Google states that it’s safer than reading directions from a piece of paper — and better for the environment. “Instead of going online to calculate a route and print it out, which looking at can be a distraction in the car, that address is simply sent to your car and you download the directions to it once you jump in your car to leave on the trip,” Ford spokesman Alan Hall said in an e-mail to The Detroit News. “This isn’t a replacement for our navigation system. It’s an enhancement.” This feature previously worked only with BMW and Audi, but now Ford Lincoln Mercury 2010MY vehicles have this capability too.
How Does It Work?
It’s so simple…just go to Google Maps…type in your directions from point A to B….click the “Send” button in top right…click “Send to Car”…then enter vehicle brand (Ford, Lincoln or Mercury) and enter Customer MOBILE PHONE NUMBER (that is ACTIVATED). See attached PDF file printed from the Google Maps website today on details related to “Send to my Ford SYNC”.
What are the Requirements?
The service ONLY works when SYNC is ACTIVATED in the vehicle! The vehicle has to have an ACTIVE SYNC Traffic, Directions and Information (TDI) subscription for non-navigation vehicles. Note — 2011MY vehicles with navigation and active TDI accounts will also be able to receive the service.
Fuller Ford’s friendly sales and service staff can help you with all of your Ford SYNC and Google Maps questions. Fuller Ford is the Cincinnati Tri-State Region’s leader for the hottest, cutting-edge, most fuel efficient vehicles available. Whether you are coming from Ohio, Kentucky, or Indiana, we are conveniently located right off of I-75, just west of downtown Cincinnati. Check us out on the web at www.fullerisford.com.