Ford And AT&T Create First App-Controlled Electric Car

Ford And AT&T Create First App-Controlled Electric Car
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AT&T is teaming up with the Ford Motor Company to make a specialized app that can remotely monitor and charge up an electric car with a few taps on the touch screen of your smartphone.

Kyana Gordon
  • 25 march 2011

In an effort to make owning a Ford Focus Electric as simple as possible, Ford Motor Company announced that it is teaming up with AT&T to connect the Focus Electric to a wireless network – a connection that will allow drivers to control vehicle settings when away from their car. The automaker’s first all-electric passenger car will feature the new MyFord Mobile application for AT&T subscribers, that allows the vehicle to transmit information to and from its owner via MyFord Mobile. The application can be accessed on smartphones running iOS, Android, or BlackBerry operating systems or via an HTML5 browser interface that will even be available to select phones. Within the app, drivers can check charge levels, locate charging stations, plan trips, lock/unlock doors remotely, find the car with GPS, and receive alerts concerning the car’s temperature and overall health.

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