Just a few short hours before Ford will keynote at CES 2011, the auto maker has revealed the MyFord smartphone app for BlackBerry, Android and iPhone which will let Focus Electric drivers keep tabs on their vehicle from afar.
The key points according to Ford are:
Ford has developed the all-new MyFord Mobile app for North America, allowing Focus Electric drivers to remain engaged and in control even when away from the vehicle. It’s part of a strategic approach to make Ford electric car ownership simpler and easier
MyFord Mobile works via a smartphone app or secure website to give owners the ability to monitor and control selected vehicle functions anywhere they and the car have connectivity
The new app dedicated to Ford plug-in vehicle owners helps remotely monitor and control vehicle charge levels, plan single- or multiple-stop journeys, locate charging stations, pre-heat or cool the car and perform other convenient electric vehicle-specific tasks
A value charging feature, powered by Microsoft, allows Ford customers to reduce their electricity costs by taking advantage of off-peak or reduced rates from their utility without a complicated set-up process
MyFord Mobile will help Focus Electric owners make smart-trip planning decisions with features powered by MapQuest®, which will maintain the largest database of charging stations
The MyFord smartphone app is just the latest example of Ford bringing mobile technology to your car. We’ve been quite impressed with the Ford SYNC apps and we’re itching to hear what the next ones will be.
Why yes, we will be covering the Ford keynote at CES 2011 and we will definitely give you the latest news and analysis of what this could mean for you. You can always hit the main page for the coverage but it’s not going to hurt you to go to our CES 2011 section for everything about the Super Bowl of the tech world.
We nabbed the picture from Engadget which shows it on the Samsung Focus, which is Windows Phone 7 and that’s not officially supported yet. I’m sure it will be soon.