CES 2013: Ford and Glympse Partner Using SYNC AppLink

By David Boyd

20130106-214012.jpgFord and Glympse have announced the first in-car, voice-activated location sharing app for Ford vehicles with SYNC AppLink. Now, by just using simple voice commands, drivers can share their location with others by saying “Send Glympse”.

This feature is helpful to let friends and family know where you are without having to get distracted and make a phone call or send a text.

To use Glympse, drivers just need to have the app installed on their smartphone, and have it connected via bluetooth or USB connection. Once the driver chooses to “Send Glympse”, it will send their location to a friends email, mobile number, FaceBook, or Twitter. The recipients can then monitor that person via real time on either a smartphone or desktop computer.

Glympse is available on iPhone and Android, and is now compatible with Ford SYNC AppLink vehicles.