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Ford Motor to use TeleNav’s GPS navigation software

TeleNav, a US-based wireless navigation services provider, has announced that Ford Motor Company will use its GPS navigation software in the newest version of Ford’s in-car connectivity system, Sync with Traffic, Directions and Information.

With this new version, users now have hands-free access to personalised traffic reports, precise turn-by-turn driving directions, and up-to-date information such as business listings, news, sports and weather.

Introduced initially in the fall of 2007, SYNC is expected to provide customers the convenience and flexibility to bring Bluetooth-enabled mobile phones into their vehicles and operate various devices and services via voice commands. SYNC with Traffic, Directions and Information will expand this feature set to include voice-activated GPS navigation.

TeleNav has said that unlike other GPS navigation systems currently available in cars, Sync will provide consumers the ability to access turn-by-turn voice and in-dash driving directions, just by syncing their Bluetooth-enabled cell phones with Sync-compatible Ford, Lincoln or Mercury vehicles.

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Doug VanDagens, director of the connected services organisation at Ford, said: Connected navigation is a natural next step for Sync. TeleNav is a partner that brings a reputation for innovative, reliable and user-friendly GPS navigation solutions for mobile devices.


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