Google Maps Gets Integration With 20 Car Brands

Google Maps Gets Integration With 20 Car Brands

Three years ago, Google experimented the Send to Carservice of Google Maps with BMW. On today’s date, more than 20 brands support the Send-To-Car option for Google Maps. That’s a fantastic news for both the drivers and automotive industry.

If you are in US and own a Ford, Lincoln, Mercury enabled with Ford Sync, you can now send business listings or addresses found on Google Maps directly to your car. Other brands are also down the line, some of the very popular being Chevrolet, Buick, Cadillac, GMC, Hummer, Pontiac, Saab to name a few.

Watch the following video to see the GM Service in action

With the Send to Carservice enabled, drivers can use their car maker’s navigation system to be guided to their selected destination. What’s interesting to note is that drivers can send selected destinations from Google Maps to their connected vehicles in 19 different countries !

This is a really useful feature, if you don’t know the route to some place in an unknown city, you can use Google Maps to your advantage. Browse through Google Maps on your computer or mobile, prepare the route and send it to your car. Not only your ride will be hassle free, you don’t have to stop the car in every signal and ask passers by about the correct route to your destination.

[Via Google latlong ]

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Amit Banerjee

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  • This sounds like an awesome feature to have in a car. Currently I either write down google maps directions or just print out the route. It would make a lot more sense for that route to be loaded directly into a car’s gps. I’m just disappointed that I can’t take advantage of this with my older car yet.

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    That looks like a really futuristic and useful feature. I'm sure it will be a very popular and find its way in cars all over the globe. Whenever I'm going somewhere unknown, I have to waste time searching around and asking for directions. With this thing, it looks like that will be a thing of the past.

  • This is a wonderful thing that I came to know about the google maps and this is a wonderful approach by google and the automotive industry….