Jan 06 AT 8:59 AM Anthony Domanico 13 Comments

Ford plans to demo MyFord Mobile app at CES

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Back at CES2011, Ford announced that it would be releasing an electric version of their popular Ford Focus entry level sedan, and in November put the Focus Electric up for preorder at a whopping $39,200. Though cars usually don’t grace our site all too often, the Ford Focus Electric will feature MyFord Mobile smartphone integration through the MyFord Mobile application which Ford should preview at CES next week.

So what can a smartphone application do for your vehicle, you ask? MyFord Mobile will display the current battery status and vehicle range, display locations of charging stations near you, adjust climate settings, help plan navigation routes, and serve your usage statistics on social media sites.

We’ll try to stop by Ford’s booth next week to show off all that MyFord Mobile can do, for now you can check out the hands-on video at the end of this post. Anyone out there actually planning on picking up a Focus Electric? I must admit that I’m more than a bit tempted, especially since it allows my smartphone to control my smartcar. Maybe the CES crew will score me a review unit? Here’s hoping.

Source: Engadget

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    The day i buy a car because of an app is the day i sign up for an android addiction class

    • http://www.anthonydomanico.com Anthony Domanico

      I should’ve clarified my statement by first stating that I want an electric car. That it can be controlled by android is just an awesome benefit.

      • LukeT32

        but… it is still a ford. :)

  • mac08wrx

    The is kinda cool. Can’t wait until other manufacturers do Tue same or even more.

  • stenzor

    I can barely afford a tablet, let alone a car

  • GeauxLSU

    I’m hoping Toyota adds a lot more to their Entune service. It currently links to Pandora, iheartradio, movietickets.com, and opentable thru your smartphone.

  • Billy

    Does it have a remote start … thus the climate control changes?

  • Ohn

    My phone already controls my Chevy Volt and has since I bought it. Ford is just playing catch up.

  • Slith

    If the tax incentives remain, that $39k could be reduced a lot.

  • MyMilan

    I was going to buy a Ford Focus Electric, but at 40 grand I will buy a new Lincoln Hybrid instead, and still have 6 grand left over for gas. Seriously, for another 40 grand you could have a Fisker Karma which is ten times the car. However there is no doubt that Ford is doing a great job with vehicle interaction apps. I have their Sync and it works great. Once the price of electric cars drops in a year or two then they will become more mainstream. Until then it is just fun to watch their development. Keep up the good work Ford. Hopefully you’ll inspire some of these other car companies to follow suit, and then we can send a real message to the oil companies.

  • smeghead68

    neat concept but rather pricey.

  • Coltsfan74

    Maybe I can use the app to drive the car. Need for Speed anyone?? At least until the battery on my Razr goes out (or the battery on the car).

  • @ThrillShelea

    This is a great example of how the mobile era is continuing to take form. More and more the mobile device is becoming more of a tool instead of a fun waiting room distraction. Adding this feature is a great way for more people to consider going electric!