With all the modern technology Ford offers across its lineup, it’s no wonder that the automaker is an early adopter in other tech trends, too. Thanks to a new update to the MyFord Mobile app, those who drive Ford battery electric or plug-in hybrid vehicles can stay in tune with their vehicle just by checking their smartwatch. The new MyFord Mobile app update, available in the Apple App Store and Google Play, allows users to seamlessly sync their smartwatches with their vehicles to keep track of important information.
The app works seamlessly on any type of smartwatch display, from a more rounded face to a square screen. With it, drivers can easily check the range and charge status for their Ford C-MAX Energi, Ford Focus Electric or Ford Fusion Energi. They’ll also be able to lock or unlock their car from anywhere, get walking directions back to the parked car, see a summary of their last trip and keep track of the vehicle’s mileage.
“The app gives drivers the ability to quickly check important data like available range before leaving on a journey – without having to access the mobile application on their smartphone,” said David Hatton, Ford manager of Connected Vehicles and Services, in a release. “The app can also notify users when their car is fully charged, helping a driver be courteous to other electric vehicle owners so they can free up the charging spot or avoid fees applied at some charging stations when you overrun your time after the charge is complete.”
If you’re not yet behind the wheel of a Ford plug-in hybrid or electric vehicle and you’re interested in one, visit our Ford dealership near Lancaster, PA. We’ll explain all the benefits of owning a Ford C-MAX Energi, Ford Focus Electric or Ford Fusion Energi, and get you behind the wheel for a test-drive.
At our Ford dealership near Elizabethtown, PA, we sell a wide variety of Ford fleet vehicles designed to help businesses get where they need to go. From pickup trucks like the Ford F-150 and Super Duty F-350 to vans like the Transit Connect and Transit Cargo Vans, we’re well-equipped to give Pennsylvania businesses the mobility they need.
That also makes us particularly interested in the variety of fleet innovations Ford’s digging into, including a recent collaboration between the automaker and Hewlett-Packard that revealed some interesting trends in terms of when, why and where fleet drivers make stops. Using information gathered from national HP fleet vehicles, the program relayed that drivers share similar coffee, airport, parking and refueling habits.
That might not seem like a big deal, but when you consider the sizeable fleets many major corporations use today, finding even small efficiencies can lead to big shifts when it comes down to the bottom line.
“The Fleet Insights experiment is one of the first steps to better understand and learn about how driving behavior is changing,” said Marcy Klevorn, Ford vice president and chief information officer. “Fleets could see operating costs lowered through national buying contracts and improved utilization and maintenance, while individual drivers could receive coupons or create cooperative pools to share unused vehicles.”
Curious to learn more about the Ford and HP study? Take a look at the infographic below!