Sygic Car Navigation Partners with Ford Motor Company as the First Navigation App

05. 01. 2017 · 1 min read

Sygic Car Navigation is well-known as a leading connected navigation application. It is optimized to work with car’s built-in infotainment system, providing connected navigation experience to millions of drivers.

Ford Motor Company announced at CES 2017 that Ford and Sygic joined forces to build an AppLink® capability between Sygic and SYNC that will allow users to project navigation apps directly from a smartphone to the SYNC 3 vehicle touchscreen. Sygic Car Navigation is the first navigation application in the world to offer this new capability to provide control via touch screen. The new SYNC AppLink mobile navigation capability will launch on 2018 Ford vehicles.

AppLink and SmartDeviceLink, industry standard for in-vehicle connectivity

AppLink is now built on open source SmartDeviceLink software. SmartDeviceLink is platform for universal car API that allows any personal device to be linked and operated by any vehicle easily and intuitively. Dashboard and voice control allow drivers to keep their eyes on the road and the hands on the wheel while staying connected to their favorite apps.

Ford, the first automaker to announce adoption of SmartDeviceLink, announced formation of the SmartDeviceLink Consortium with four other automakers and several automotive suppliers as initial members.

Written by Andrej Horak