Keep Tabs on Ford Autos with a Smartwatch
Drivers of Ford electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles can now access their battery charge status, unlock their doors and get a driving score from their last trip with the MyFord Mobile application for smartwatches from the Apple App Store and Google Play.
“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,” says David Hatton, Ford manager of connected vehicles and services. “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.”
Jeff Enright, managing partner of Park Cities Ford Lincoln, in Dallas, says, “Ford is continually innovating with smart technology like this. From a dealer standpoint, this is just one more selling point. Customers desiring a green driving experience know they can turn to Ford Focus Electric or the plug-in hybrids C-MAX Energi and Fusion Energi to get an even more enhanced experience.”
The last trip feature lets drivers monitor their driving score, showing miles per gallon or miles per gallon equivalent, trip miles and braking and driving efficiency. The graphic shows more green leaves the more efficient they drive. Included with latest update, the app offers a Google Maps feature with pinch/zoom capability, which provides availability of nearby charging stations.
Park Cities Ford Lincoln is located at 3333 Inwood Rd., in Dallas. For more information, call 888-722-5075 or visit ParkCitiesFordOfDallas.com.