NAVTEQ will provide maps for the new SYNC MyFord Touch image

Ford Motor Corp. on Tuesday said that has chosen the Chicago-based NAVTEQ as its map data provider for the SYNC with MyFord Touch SD-card based navigation system in North America, South America, Middle East, Russia, and Europe.

The new Navigation system based on NAVTEQ map data will be launched on multiple 2013 Ford and Lincoln vehicles in the U.S. early next year with expanded features such as NAVTEQ Voice, Speed Limit information, Enhanced Junction View Content, 3D Landmarks, and NAVTEQ Traffic Patterns.

“NAVTEQ’s comprehensive automotive grade quality and the consistency of our global specification enables consumers to get the best route through their MyFord Touch navigation system,” said Jeff Mize, Senior Vice President, Sales & Business Development, NAVTEQ.

“Providing superior location data combined with exceptional support is an invaluable competitive advantage we provide to our customers.”

In addition, the new SYNC MyFord Touch includes larger fonts, improved speech recognition, faster touch-screen response, tablet support, photo-realistic additions to the navigation system, as well as a number of other smaller improvements.

iPad compatibility comes along with the revamped version along with Audible.com integration.