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AT&T Will Provide Wireless Control of the Ford Focus Electric

by , 03/23/11

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Ford announced today that it will use AT&T’s wireless network to connect the Ford Focus electric. Through the new MyFord Mobile smartphone app, Focus drivers will be able to control the car’s settings, even when they’re not physically around their vehicle. Basically, you’ll be able to check on your car’s charge, find charging stations, lock and unlock doors, pre-temperature control your car, and even use the built-in GPS system to locate your vehicle, all through the touch of a button.

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The technology will keep drivers constantly connected with all the information they need on their cars. “Connecting consumers directly to their electric vehicles in this new and innovative way is going to drive innovative and exciting levels of interaction,” said Glenn Lurie, president of emerging devices, resale and partnerships, at AT&T, in a statement.

The Focus, which is Ford’s first commercial electric car, will go into production later this year. Both the Nissan LEAF and Chevrolet Volt have a similar set up for their drivers.

Via CNET

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  1. calciphus March 23, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    Awesome! So it’ll be expensive, slow, and won’t work in cities.

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