Garmin and Ford collaborate on next-gen SYNC

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Garmin International is partnering with Ford Motor Company to integrate navigation technology into its SYNC communications and entertainment system.

Next-generation SYNC users will be able to access Garmin’s navigation features, including cloud-based mapping and routing, electric vehicle routing, range management details and the latest connected services.

Garmin and Ford say the next-generation SYNC system distinguishes itself from traditional embedded navigation thanks to connected maps and EV-specific features.

The platform retains onboard maps and routing to ensure navigation is available through dead zones.

Matt Munn, automotive OEM managing director at Garmin, said, “We are delighted to embark on our first collaboration with Ford Motor Company and look forward to expanding our offerings across multiple vehicle platforms in the future.

“The introduction of Garmin’s innovative navigation features to the SYNC platform in the Mach-E will help ensure that Ford’s all-electric customer base stays connected at all times.”

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