Ford makes connected services standard in Europe

Ford has announced it’s making a range of connected vehicle services complimentary to European customers, enabling drivers to control and monitor key features in their cars from their smartphone.

Drivers access connected vehicle features using the FordPass app which enables a variety of remote services, including checking on vehicle health, fuel level and oil levels, range, as well as locking and unlocking doors.

Previously, connected vehicle services were available to new vehicle owners as a two-year trial subscription. Ford has now waived subscription fees for most of its connected services. It says this potentially saves drivers hundreds of pounds over the lifetime of a vehicle.

Among the FordPass features are the ability for drivers to start their vehicle remotely, set the cabin temperature and receive push notifications about any maintenance issues, and also receive information specific to electric vehicles.

FordPass Director Richard Bunn called it “an important part of delivering on our promise to make smart vehicles for a smart world.”


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