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GPS, Or Why Men STILL Won't Ask for Directions...

Apr 13, 2011, 23:16 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Strom)

[ Thanks to James Maguire for this link. ]

"Ford's Sync comes in two basic flavors: one without the mapping software and one with. The Fiesta's dash doesn't have room for the maps, sadly, and so you have to go through some gyrations to get the turn-by-turn directions. The best way is to go to Google Maps on your PC before your trip and enter your starting and ending points. Google has been enhancing its mapping software service, and one button that I haven't noticed until now is labeled "SEND." You can choose to send it to your Sync-equipped car, to various Onstar vehicles, and a few others, as well as to an add-on GPS unit or to an email account. It is pretty spooky, because if you choose to send it to your car, it waits for your phone to pair up, with your car and then downloads the turns."

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