Ford vehicle owners can upgrade 2010 – 2016 vehicles to have connectivity features

Using a simple device, Ford customers who own 2010 – 2016 model year Ford and Lincoln vehicles that are not equipped with a modem will have access to connectivity features, such as smartphone-based remote start, lock and unlock, 4G Wi-Fi hotspot or vehicle location assistance.

Ford vehicle owners can upgrade 2010 - 2016 vehicles to have connectivity features - IEEE Connected Vehicles

Millions of current Ford customers stand to benefit from Ford SmartLink, a technology that enables connectivity features normally only available on new modem-equipped 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.

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.

 

Source: https://media.ford.com/content/fordmedia/fna/us/en/news/2017/01/27/ford-vehicle-owners-upgrade-2010-2016-vehicles-with-connectivity-features.html

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