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Revelations 08-03-2012 10:03 AM

Google Maps no longer works?
 
I tried sending a location to my car via Google Maps, and when I clicked on "Send to Car," Ford was not on the drop down. Which is weird because I just used it a few days ago. I searched the Google Help Forums and found this:

http://productforums.google.com/forum/#!searchin/maps/ford$20sync/maps/GtdTxd6CDE0/1XH9Eb_JRbQJ


Fortunately, Mapquest still works, but did anyone hear about this? Or know more information about it?

copernicium112 08-03-2012 10:05 AM

Some stuff about it here:

http://boards.synccommunity.com/n/pf...yncmb&tid=5752

Revelations 08-03-2012 10:11 AM

Thanks for the link.

Seems a little weird, I love that feature, it makes using the Nav system that much easier, I'm just glad you can still use MapQuest.

Still curious if it was Ford or Google that discontinued the use, I'm thinking, Google since OnStar also doesn't work anymore.

I wonder if Ford will add Bing Maps to it.

mattphoto 08-03-2012 10:34 AM

hope it's temporary because that was a killer feature for me (especially since the POI system on my nav is so slow and freezes)

BadCoder 08-04-2012 12:25 PM

I didn't know about this service.. Very nice..

hotleadsingerguy 08-04-2012 07:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Revelations (Post 4290510)
Thanks for the link.

Seems a little weird, I love that feature, it makes using the Nav system that much easier, I'm just glad you can still use MapQuest.

Still curious if it was Ford or Google that discontinued the use, I'm thinking, Google since OnStar also doesn't work anymore.

I wonder if Ford will add Bing Maps to it.

I'm not sure I understand your logic...are you saying it's more logical that two separate companies decided, at the same time, to stop supporting Ford than it is for Ford to make a decision on not supporting alternatives from their competitors?

My strong assumption is that Ford decided not to support Google and GM (OnStar) because they see them as competitors. Horrible decision for Ford...a vast majority of our nation uses Google Maps for computer mapping applications. Completely ridiculous to block that functionality.

Faygo Focus 08-05-2012 02:16 AM

In other news, Apple is expected to release iOS6 next month which drops Googlemaps for their own Map software. It would be neat if they integrated it with SYNC... not to say its necessarily related to the above...

And as a side note, who is Dr Pepper on syncmyride.com? Hits up every single thread with multiple complaints... way past the point of calling wolf.

Dysan911 08-05-2012 08:57 AM

So is this supposed to work like this? You have to use a Home PC to open mapquest and then setup your travel destination and then choose send to phone. Then in your car you activate Sync services and somewhere along there is an option to download the map from your phone?

WHat if your in the car already. Can you use your phone to look up the destination, POI and send it directly to Sync? I find all to often that I can't find a POI or the Nav voice recognition blows and If I say "LOWES" I get back something no where even close to that so Its easier to have my passenger look it up with the phone.

feta_mgp 08-05-2012 02:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hotleadsingerguy (Post 4292490)
I'm not sure I understand your logic...are you saying it's more logical that two separate companies decided, at the same time, to stop supporting Ford than it is for Ford to make a decision on not supporting alternatives from their competitors?

My strong assumption is that Ford decided not to support Google and GM (OnStar) because they see them as competitors. Horrible decision for Ford...a vast majority of our nation uses Google Maps for computer mapping applications. Completely ridiculous to block that functionality.

I'm not sure I'm understanding YOUR logic...

Why would Ford be "supporting" GM in the first place? That's ridiculous. I think you read the whole thing backwards. He's saying he thinks Google stopped supporting Ford and GM because now both services no longer work with Google Maps.

Why would Ford stopping supporting Google have anything to do with Google Maps and GM not working as well?

[facepalm]

Bolto 08-05-2012 03:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dysan911 (Post 4292991)
So is this supposed to work like this? You have to use a Home PC to open mapquest and then setup your travel destination and then choose send to phone. Then in your car you activate Sync services and somewhere along there is an option to download the map from your phone?

WHat if your in the car already. Can you use your phone to look up the destination, POI and send it directly to Sync? I find all to often that I can't find a POI or the Nav voice recognition blows and If I say "LOWES" I get back something no where even close to that so Its easier to have my passenger look it up with the phone.

I've only used it for Google maps, not mapquest, but that is how it works - when you activate Sync, it'll ask if you want to download the directions.

I haven't been able to get it to work from my phone because the option to send to car doesn't exist on the Google maps app as far as I know.


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