Glympse Launches First In-Car, Voice-Activated Location-Sharing App for Ford SYNC AppLink

 Glympse Launches First In-Car, Voice-Activated Location-Sharing App for Ford
                                 SYNC AppLink

PR Newswire

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7, 2013

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

  oUsing the new SYNC^® AppLink^™-enabled Glympse smartphone app, drivers can
    share their location directly from their car using simple voice commands
  oMore than 1 million Ford drivers can now share their location directly
    from their car, making it easy to answer the question, "Where are you?"

Glympse Inc., the mobile technology company that pioneered temporary real-time
location sharing, today announces the first location-sharing app for Ford
Motor Company's SYNC^® in-car connectivity system. Using the AppLink^™
interface, drivers will be able to share their location with friends and
family directly from their car using simple voice commands, eliminating the
need to touch their mobile phone while driving.

"People typically share their location while in the car, and by integrating
Glympse into Ford SYNC AppLink, we're providing drivers with a rich, real-time
and hands-free way to share where they are," said Bryan Trussel, co-founder
and CEO of Glympse. "At Glympse, we're dedicated to creating a more robust
connected car experience, and working with Ford will help us to reach millions
of consumers who will be able to just say, 'Send a Glympse' to share their
current whereabouts, eliminating the need to send a text or make a phone
call."

To use Glympse, drivers need the app installed on an iOS or Android-based
smartphone. The car automatically recognizes the app when the phone is
Bluetooth^®-paired or USB-connected. With Glympse activated, drivers simply
need to press the SYNC voice button on the steering wheel and say, "Send
Glympse." Users can send a Glympse to a friend's email or mobile number,or to
Facebook and Twitter.

Recipients of the Glympse can then monitor the vehicle's progress and ETA via
a real-time dynamic map, on either a smartphone or desktop. After the
user-defined time limit expires, the location is no longer updated.

"Glympse is a great example of how smartphone app integration with the car can
help us make the driving experience more convenient for our customers, thus
adding perceived value to their vehicle," said Julius Marchwicki, global
product manager for Ford SYNC AppLink. "By teaming up with an innovative
company like Glympse, we are providing our customers with a dynamic way to
share their location while removing the need to take their eyes off the road
or hands off the steering wheel to pick up their smartphone."

Glympse, on both iPhone and Android devices, is now compatible with Ford SYNC
AppLink. To download Glympse, visit www.Glympse.com/Get_Glympse.

SYNC AppLink is available on more than 1 million vehicles; it is available on
2013 Fiesta, Mustang, Expedition, Fusion, F-150, Super Duty, Focus, E-Series
and C-MAX.

About Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company(NYSE:F), a global automotive industry leader based in
Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six
continents. With about 172,000 employees and 65 plants worldwide, the
company's automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln. The company provides
financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information
regarding Ford and its products worldwide, please visit
http://corporate.ford.com.

About Glympse

Glympse ^™ is the pioneer of person-to-person location sharing in real-time,
for a set amount of time. With an intuitive design and enhanced features, such
as Glympse Groups, the company easily integrates location sharing into
everyday activities, meetings and events. Glympse has partnered with several
top-tier companies who have integrated Glympse functionality into their
products and applications. The company is backed by Menlo Ventures and
Ignition Partners and has raised $7.5 million.

SOURCE Ford Motor Company

Website: http://corporate.ford.com
Contact: Alan Hall, Ford Motor Company, +1-313-575-1488, ahall32@ford.com; Mel
Bolton, Glympse, +1-510-704-0870, mel.bolton@lyon-share.com
 
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