Ford’s v.a. 2010 upgraden met de Ford SmartLink

Hierdoor wordt het mogelijk ook met je wat oudere Ford van de nieuwste snufjes gebruik te maken, dus wacht nog even met inruilen.

De SmartLink is een kastje wat je aansluit op de OBD II-poort die iedere recente auto heeft. Alleen even aansluiten en je Focus uit 2010 is een Wifi Hotspot, heeft de mogelijkheid om op afstand gestart te worden en heeft een app waarmee alle vitale info in de gaten gehouden kan worden.

We hebben de vraag wanneer we de SmartLink hier kunnen verwachten voorgelegd aan Ford Nederland, deze liet ons het volgende weten:

Europees is er op dit gebied nog niets aangekondigd. Door wat ‘legal issues’ is b.v. op afstand starten in ons land nog niet toegestaan en moeten we nog even wachten voor de SmartLink ook hier beschikbaar komt’.

Zodra hierover meer bekend is melden we die uiteraard hier op:  www.focusmania.com

Lees het officiele bericht van Ford over de SmartLink.

Back to the Future: Ford Vehicle Owners Can Easily Upgrade 2010 2016 Vehicles to Have Connectivity Features

  • Ford SmartLink provides owners of 2010 – 2016 modelyear Ford and Lincoln vehicles not equipped with a modem access to a wide array of connectivity features through the new platform
  • Features include remote start, lock and unlock, Wi-Fi access capable of hosting up to eight devices, and vehicle health, security and location alerts
  • Components of Ford SmartLink include a 4G LTE-enabled OBD II plug-in device, as well as a companion App and Web Portal used to activate remote features, receive alerts and schedule service appointments with the owner’s preferred dealer

Ford SmartLink provides owners of 2010 – 2016 model-year Ford and Lincoln vehicles not equipped with a modem access to a wide array of connectivity features through the new platform

Millions of current Ford customers stand to benefit from Ford SmartLink, a technology that enables connectivity features normally only available on new modemequipped vehicles. Using a simple device that plugs into the OBD II port below the steering wheel, Ford SmartLink will give customers who own 2010 – 2016 model year Ford and Lincoln vehicles that are not equipped with a modem access to:

• Smartphone-based remote start, lock and unlock.
• 4G Wi-Fi hotspot capable of accepting up to eight devices.
• Vehicle health and security alerts.
• Vehicle location assistance.

“Ford SmartLink will surprise and delight owners of recent modelyear vehicles by adding some of today’s most popular connectivity features” said Stephen Odell, executive vice president, Global Marketing, Sales and Service. “Offering it through our dealerships is another way to keep us connected with our customers and earn their loyalty.”

2017 Ford Smartlink

SmartLink can be obtained at Ford and Lincoln dealerships starting this summer.

With more than two years of research and development invested, the Ford SmartLink team of engineers, in collaboration with Delphi Automotive and Verizon Telematics, have ensured the technology will work seamlessly with
Ford and Lincoln vehicles.

“From security to performance, we’ve conducted extensive testing and made a number of improvements to ensure Ford SmartLink enhances the customer experience for our owners,” said Raj Nair, executive vice president, Global Product Development, and chief technical officer.

“We are thrilled to offer this level of convenience and connectivity to our existing customers, extending the value of their vehicles and giving them just one more reason to love their Ford and Lincoln vehicles.”

Source | Media Ford

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