Connected Car: The OEMs at CES 2016
Ford's Tech-Packed GT
Ford Motor Company brought its technology to CES 2016. Recently, prior to that, at the LA Auto Show, Ford took the wraps off its compact SUV, the Escape. Although the sheet metal looks good, it is more evolutionary than revolutionary. But what is revolutionary is the smartphone connectivity to the vehicle. Need to lock your new Escape from across town? There is an app for that!
According to Ford, with SYNC Connect, owners can remotely start their vehicle and schedule future starts, as well as lock and unlock their Escape using their smartphones. The technology provides vehicle location, as well as vehicle information such as tire pressures, battery and fuel levels. How great will it be to know the amount of gas left in the tank before you head out into traffic? SYNC Connect, available with SYNC 3 for the new Escape, comes with complimentary activation for five years. A user enables the system through a two-step authentication process designed to protect personal information.