Jointly-Developed Mobile Application Helps Ford EV Owners Drive Green, Monitor Savings
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Airbiquity, a global leader in connected vehicle services, today congratulates Ford Motor Company, a global automotive leader, after the International CES recently named the innovative MyFord Mobile application with the "Best of Innovation" recognition.
The MyFord Mobile application enables Ford Focus Electric users to monitor charging, receive alerts, find charge stations, plan trips, share information and more from their smartphones for an effortless transition to an electric vehicle lifestyle. MyFord Mobile was jointly developed by Ford Motor Company and Airbiquity, using Airbiquity’s market-leading connected vehicle solution for Electric Vehicles.
“We are very proud of our partners at Ford Motor Company for their award-winning MyFord Mobile application, justly honored at this year’s International CES show,” said David Jumpa, senior vice president of global sales and business development at Airbiquity. “Our comprehensive Electric Vehicle solution includes all services required for EV owners and the experience to integrate all ecosystem partners into a cohesive consumer service. We believe that making it easy for drivers to discover and enjoy their new EVs is essential for market success, and Ford is once again leading the way in innovative connected vehicle services.”
The Electric App
Ford and Airbiquity are combining the new 2012 Focus Electric, social networking and hypermiling trends with the new MyFord® Mobile app that to make it easier than ever to drive green.
Ford is demonstrating the first-ever beta versions of the new technology at the 2012 International CES, taking place Jan. 10-13 in Las Vegas.
Focus Electric drivers will be able to share, learn and teach smart driving by participating in forums on the MyFord Mobile website – with features such as leaderboards, unique achievements and social networking – when the car becomes available through dealers in the first half of 2012. In the process, users will be able to seamlessly upload driving achievements and statistics to popular social platforms like Facebook and Twitter.
In addition to the fun of not having to stop at gas stations, MyFord Mobile adds gaming and social sharing components to the driving experience. Just as in video games, drivers of the Focus Electric can earn achievements based on how far they drive and how much CO2 they save by not using gas. The leaderboards help MyFord Mobile users track their driving results against other Focus Electric drivers.
To learn more about Airbiquity’s EV and Green Vehicle solutions, please visit our Electric Vehicle product page.
About Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 166,000 employees and about 70 plants worldwide, the company's automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford and its products worldwide, please visit http://corporate.ford.com.