Dearborn-based automaker Ford Motor Co. today announced Ford SmarkLink technology, a plug-in device that upgrades 2010-2016 Ford and Lincoln vehicles and offers an array of connectivity features of the automaker’s latest models.
Ford SmartLink includes smartphone-based remote start, lock and unlock, wi-fi access capable of hosting up to eight devices, and vehicle health, security, and location alerts. The device also comes with a companion app and web portal that can be used to activate remote features, receive alerts, and schedule service appointments with the owner’s preferred dealer.
“Ford SmartLink will surprise and delight owners of recent model-year vehicles by adding some of today’s most popular connectivity features” says Stephen Odell, executive vice president for global marketing, sales, and service at Ford. “Offering it through our dealerships is another way to keep us connected with our customers and earn their loyalty.”
After more than two years of research and development and collaboration with Delphi Automotive and Verizon Telematics, Ford SmartLink engineers are confident the technology will work seamlessly with Ford and Lincoln vehicles.
The devices will be available at dealerships nationwide this summer.