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#1 OFFLINE   ArizonaEnergi


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Posted 27 January 2017 - 01:38 PM

Coming soon. And an Energi specific feature.

The automaker today introduced SmartLink—a device that plugs into contemporary cars to add a high-tech twist to everyday driving.
Connect the accessory to the OBD (on-board diagnostics) II port below the steering wheel of any 2010–2016 Ford or Lincoln for access to smartphone-based remote start, lock, and unlock; a 4G Wi-Fi hotspot capable of accepting up to eight devices; vehicle health and security alerts; and vehicle location assistance.

Developed in collaboration with Delphi Automotive and Verizon Telematics, SmartLink will be available this summer at Ford and Lincoln dealerships across the nation. An official release date was not revealed.
Focus Electric, Fusion Energi, and C-Max Energi owners, meanwhile, are the first to access new home-to-car capabilities via Ford and Amazon. Folks with an Echo, Echo Dot, or Amazon Tap can remote start, lock, or unlock doors, and get vehicle information from the comfort of their living room using voice commands.


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#2 OFFLINE   raadsel


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Posted 27 January 2017 - 04:33 PM


Coming soon. And an Energi specific feature.





Sounds interesting, though I'm somewhat afraid of what Ford may want to charge for it -- especially if you buy it from a stealership. Hopefully they'll show up on eBay and will be discounted similarly to the Navigation SD cards.

#3 OFFLINE   djc


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Posted 27 January 2017 - 06:44 PM

I saw this earlier today.  Interesting that it can add remote start with a simple plug in.  Good that Ford is doing this.


Some natural questions: 

Press release mentions a 4G connection - will there be a recurring fee for using this?  I am guessing: Yes.

Is this cloud based, with no direct connection between control (phone) and car?  If so, no range limits, but potentially a kid could pick up a phone in NY and start a car in CA.

Will car start with AC/heater in last used mode?   If not, it is not clear to me what the point would be.

#4 OFFLINE   SnowStorm


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Posted 28 January 2017 - 07:27 PM

And can Forscan connect to the car through that WiFi port????

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