Chevy, Ford Add Smartphone-Based GPS Apps to Cars
Both Chevrolet and Ford Motor Company are facilitating the use of smartphone-based navigation apps in the dashboards of their vehicles. The 2013 Chevy Spark, for example, lets Android and iPhone owners connect their smartphones to the car through a feature called MyLink. Chevy is offering a $50 mapping application, called BringGo, which can be installed on the smartphone and used to deliver navigation content to the car's dashboard. Similarly, Ford has an app called Car Connect that will connect an Android device to Ford's Sync system (an iPhone app is under development). Car Connect costs $25 per year, and can be used with TeleNav's Scout navigation application to push navigation services to the car's dashboard. Both options improve the in-car navigation experience offered by smartphones while still allowing consumers to avoid expensive in-dash navigation systems.
HUH??? Did I miss something...?
um what are you getting for the $25 year that you do not already have access to is you have a WEB and GPS enabled smartphone in your car???
While this is a nice gesture...
I mean I don't know if there's any reason you wouldn't be able to use an AUX input while using Sync (I've no experience with the tool), but that's the only way I can see anyone ever using these tools.
If I'm missing something, someone let me know.
To get the full GPS experience through Google, you need an Android device. 3rd party apps such as Telenav mentioned in the article will work...
Personally, I have a hard time understanding why someone would want to pay $50, when Google Navigation is *FREE*
I've been using Google Navigation to get to places since I've been home, a little over 2wks now, it works great!