Ford Launches MyFord® Mobile for Apple, Android Smartwatches
Ford has launched MyFord Mobile, an app for Apple and Android powered smartwatches that allows drivers to access their battery charge status, unlock their doors and get a driving score.
“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, 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.”
Smartwatch app features include:
- Range and charge status for battery electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles
- Capability to initiate preconditioning of vehicle cabin remotel
- Locking/unlocking capability
- Vehicle mileage summary
- Last trip summary includes personal driving score, percentage of electric vehicle miles
- Vehicle location provides walking or driving directions back to your parked car
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 you drive.
Included with this update, the main app offers a Google Maps feature with pinch/zoom capability, which provides availability of nearby charging stations.
The app with smartwatch features is designed for new or existing owners of Ford C-MAX Energi, Ford Focus Electric and Ford Fusion Energi.