MyFord Mobile App at Focus Electric through AT&T

Posted on 02 April 2011 by Tony Santos

MyFord Mobile App

FoMoCo in their relentless effort of making life easier, has teamed up with AT&T to connect the Focus Electric to a wireless network providing owners control over their vehicles even when they are away from the car.

This is possible through the new MyFord Mobile smartphone app which uses the embedded AT&T wireless connection. This application enable the owner to send and receive data about their car providing command and control of vehicle settings while away from it.

MyFord Mobile will connect through the AT&T network, allowing the car to communicate off-board through standard wireless technology. From an internet connected mobile phone or computer, owners can:

  • Find current and projected state of charge information including estimated range and the amount of charge time necessary for additional distances
  • Program vehicle charging with utility input, allowing the car to start charging immediately or when electricity prices are lowest with the value charging feature, powered by Microsoft
  • Features powered by MapQuest available on the MyFord smartphone app:
    • Locate charging stations and get the destination sent to the vehicle
    • Know if the vehicle can reach a specific charge station from its current location with the current charge level
    • Create a journey with multiple stops, and determine the likelihood that the car has adequate charge for the full journey
    • Find the car by creating a route from a mobile phone to the vehicle
  • Receive alerts if the vehicle isn’t charging when it’s scheduled to, or if charging stops unexpectedly due to a power outage, plug removal or other event
  • Receive alerts during recharge when the vehicle has reached a particular preset charge level or has the ability to reach a particular destination
  • Engage remote vehicle preconditioning, using grid power to heat or cool the vehicle interior
  • Remotely lock/unlock doors
  • Use the built-in GPS system to locate the car
  • Download performance and system data
  • Fun ways of understanding your driver behavior, with ratings from ‘Zen’ to ‘Zippy’
  • Receive information personalized to the driver, depending on which key the driver used

“Ford has been at the forefront of developing market leading telematics and infotainment services for its vehicles and we’re thrilled to be a part of this exciting and significant next step with the upcoming Focus Electric,” said Glenn Lurie, president of emerging devices, resale and partnerships, AT&T. “Connecting consumers directly to their electric vehicles in this new and innovative way is going to drive innovative and exciting levels of interaction.”

Power for the 2012 Ford Focus Electric comes from a 100-kilowatt electric-motor with a 23 kWh battery making 123-hp and 181 lb-ft of torque. It can travel for 100 miles on a single charge with a top speed of 84 mph. It takes 3-4 hours to charge the battery from a 240V outlet while 20 hours from a 120V outlet.

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