Mapping powerhouse Telenav has just released a free Android operating system version of its Scout app that includes spoken-street-name, turn by turn GPS navigation, local search, traffic information, speech recognition, and automatic rerouting. A premium version ($24.99 per year or $4.99 per month) will also be available, including goodies such as speed traps, traffic camera information and lane assist.
"Also announced today, Scout is now available in Ford vehicles through SYNC AppLink," states Telenav. "Scout integrates with SYNC AppLink to provide hands-free, voice-activated access to directions, local search, gas prices, and more. Drivers hear directions through the car's speakers and see turn by turn prompts on the radio display. Through the launch of Scout for Ford SYNC AppLink, Telenav and Ford are offering mobile users the ability to access the same navigation app in their cars that they have on their phones. This results in a familiar, personalized experience through quick access to their saved favorites and recent destinations." The apps are available through the Google Play apps store. Image © Telenav