FordPass is the latest exciting technology available in select Ford models arriving in Australia this year (2020).
It starts with the FordPass App* on your mobile device, which when linked to a vehicle fitted with a FordPass Connect embedded modem*, unlocks a new world of services conveniently available in the palm of your hand. You can experience this in the 2020.5MY Transit Commercial Vehicle Range, 2020.75MY Ranger and Ranger Raptor as well as the 2020.75MY Everest.
After registering the vehicle on the FordPass App, the below features and more can be accessed by up to 10 people on the same vehicle (anywhere in the world*).
FordPass has developed a desirable feature that appeals to all customers which is the use of Remote Start/Stop that can be accessed straight from your phone. FordPass allows the user to start their vehicle which can be beneficial in many different scenarios. During the winter, the last thing you want to do is get into a freezing cold car. By using Remote Start/Stop, FordPass turns the vehicle on as well as its last climate control setting so the car can heat up while you’re still making your way towards the car.
You’ve parked your Ford at the train station and as the train that you’re sitting on pulls away from the station, you begin to worry that you’ve forgotten to lock the car. You think about all of the things that might get stolen. We’ve all been in that situation. The FordPass remote lock and unlock feature makes this a problem of the pass. With the app and a Connected Ford vehicle, you are able to lock and unlock the vehicle from anywhere around the world, granted you have internet access.
FordPass allows the owner of the vehicle as well as everyone else connected to be able to check the status of the vehicle. Directly from your phone, those connected can access information about the car such as the amount of fuel that’s remaining, the current odometer reading as well as the distance to empty.
Have you ever been stranded in a parking lot and can’t seem to find your car or forgot what street you parked your car in the city? With the FordPass Vehicle Locator function, you can now track your vehicle’s location on your Ford Vehicle app. Furthermore, any of the 10 FordApp users that you assign to the vehicle can also track the vehicles location, so this is perfect for parents supervising their child’s car.
Vehicle Health Status
Remembering when to service your vehicle and knowing what exactly needs servicing can be a hassle. With FordPass, users can now book service appointments through their app and also check up on their vehicles condition, for example see that their washer fluid is low.
FordPass can be downloaded on the Apple or Google Play Store:
App Store: https://apps.apple.com/au/app/fordpass-connects-with-you/id1413892033
Google Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ford.fordpass&hl=en_AU
Written by Nikhil Balakrishnan and Lucas Pun, August 2020.
[+] Remote Start & Stop only available on automatic vehicles. Use responsibly and only in well ventilated areas where you are aware of your vehicle’s surroundings.
[~] Vehicle Location settings must be switched on.
[^] Live Traffic is included with FordPass Connect for the first three years, starting on the Ford Express New Vehicle Warranty start date, and is only available on models equipped with embedded SYNC 3 Satellite Navigation. On Transit vehicles Live Traffic not available before October 2020.