Ford has just announced a service that allows owners to control your car from the smartphone application. Called Connect Sync, the service brings a lot of functionality not found in traditional gas-powered vehicles – not to mention cheap gas powered cars. Options rival that found in the application of Tesla and will initially be available on the 2017 Ford Escape small SUV.
This application allows owners to lock and unlock your car from a distance, as well as to remotely start the engine. It even allows owners to schedule a remote starts, so let’s say, if the owner leaves the house every day at 7:00 am, this application can run a car on certain days at 6:55, so it’s nice and toasty warm, 7:00.
Synchronization Connect also allows owners to find a car with the help of GPS and check the status of the individual elements, including the amount of gas, oil, battery life status and tire pressure.
Security is provided via a two-step authentication process. And even if the vehicle is remote started with the application, the key need to travel.
service comes with a price, though Ford did not disclose pricing. New vehicles will be fitted with five years of service.
It is unclear at this time how many of the current or upcoming models of the Ford Sync will receive Connect. Ford did not say, though, because the service is run to the mass market and accessible Escape, chances are good that Ford roll it on the line.