New Ford SYNC AppLink gives drivers a personal navigator

Ford SyncApp from TeleNav

With a new SyncApp, Ford now offers drivers a personal navigator that connects their vehicle and smartphone to make finding your way a lot easier.

Ford announced Jan. 9, 2012 at the Consumer Electronics Show that it has selected Scout® by Telenav, Inc.™ as the personalized navigation service to work with Ford SYNC® AppLink™.

“No two drivers are the same – and even for a single driver, no two trips are exactly the same. We chose Scout for SYNC AppLink because we share Telenav’s vision to provide a more personalized navigation experience for each driver,” said Doug VanDagens, global director of Ford Connected Services.

Available on select Ford Motor Company models, SYNC AppLink is a program that allows drivers to access various smartphone apps using voice commands and buttons on their steering wheel. Scout, also announced at the 2012 International CES, is a new daily personal navigator from Telenav that is available on mobile phones (initially on the iPhone), online at www.scout.me, and soon for Ford SYNC AppLink.

“Scout is a daily personal navigator that effectively eliminates the need to re-enter information every time you switch from a computer to your phone, or from a phone to your car,” said Dariusz Paczuski, vice president of marketing for Telenav. Continue reading