Drivers of Ford electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles can now access their battery charge status, unlock their doors, and get a driving score from their last trip with the MyFord mobile application for smartwatches.
“The app gives drivers the ability to quickly check important data like available range before leaving on a journey without having to access the mobile application on their smartphone,” said David Hatton, Ford manager, Connected Vehicles and Services.
The app was built to complement the MyFord Mobile platform, which debuted on Android and Apple smartphones in 2012.
“The app can also notify users when their car is fully charged, helping a driver be courteous to other electric vehicle owners so they can free up the charging spot or avoid fees applied at some charging stations when you overrun your time after the charge is complete,” Hatton added.
It’s an early example of wrists talking to cars as wearables and connected objects continue to build out the Internet of Things.