Specifically designed for the 2012 Focus Electric, the app allows owners to monitor and control their vehicle from a smartphone.
Ford has unveiled the MyFord Mobile app at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
Specifically designed for the 2012 Focus Electric, the app allows owners to monitor and control their vehicle from a smartphone. More specifically, users can see the car's current state of charge (with an estimated range), setup a charging schedule (so the vehicle can be recharged at night when electricity prices are cheaper), and receive alerts if charging is interrupted unexpectedly. Owners can also locate the vehicle, remotely lock/unlock doors, and "receive various achievements that can then be posted to your Facebook or Twitter account."
While most of the features echo the OnStar app for the Chevrolet Volt, MyFord Mobile goes a step further by offering MapQuest integration. This allows users to find charging stations as well as "create a journey with multiple stops and determine the likelihood that the car has an adequate charge for the full journey."
The MyFord Mobile app will be available in North America for BlackBerry, Android and iOS smartphones.
Check out the press release for more information