Ford Announces MyFord Mobile App to Monitor Electric Charge and More

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Ford has announced a new smartphone app that’s available to BlackBerry users and will likely complement the unannounced Ford Focus Electric. The app has a wide range of features but is mainly going to be used to monitor the car’s charge. Other features include the ability to find your car via GPS, remotely unlock/lock the doors, and download performance and system data about your vehicle. Features of the MyFord Mobile app include:

  • Find current and projected state of charge information including estimated range and the amount of charge time necessary for additional distances
  • Program vehicle charging with utility input, allowing the car to start charging immediately or when electricity prices are lowest with the value charging feature, powered by Microsoft
  • Receive alerts if the vehicle isn’t charging when it’s scheduled to, or if charging stops unexpectedly due to a power outage, plug removal or other event
  • Receive alerts during recharge when the vehicle has reached a particular preset charge level or has the ability to reach a particular destination
  • Engage remote vehicle preconditioning, using grid power to heat or cool the battery and vehicle interior
  • Remotely lock/unlock doors
  • Use the built-in GPS system to locate the car
  • Download performance and system data
  • Receive various achievements for driving and ownership milestones that can then be posted to your Facebook or Twitter account
  • Fun ways of understanding your driver behavior, with ratings from ‘Zen’ to ‘zippy’
  • Receive information personalized to the driver, depending on which key the driver used

More details available at Ford’s blog.

  • Tony Rizzo

    Did anyone notice that its a Samsung device and not a Blackbwerry in that photo?!!!!

  • Anonymous

    I have mental images of rolling around on the floor vomiting because of a bad electric shock. 220-701