Thursday, January 7, 2016

Smart Cars Meet Smart Homes with Ford SYNC

Smart Cars Meet Smart Homes with Ford SYNC

PEKIN, Ill. – Ford is working on linking smart devices like Amazon Echo and Wink to allow Ford drivers more control between their houses and vehicles. Soon smart cars will meet smart homes with Ford SYNC.

Amazon Echo and Wink connectivity innovations are part of Ford Smart Mobility, which is the plan to take Ford to the next level in connectivity, mobility, and autonomous vehicles. Ford is planning on linking the home automation devices to its vehicles with the help of Ford SYNC. 

Smart cars will meet smart homes with Ford SYNC Connect technology by using the Amazon cloud-based voice service, Alexa. This will allow customers to access their vehicle controls inside their homes and vice versa. Using Amazon Echo, Ford owners could give Alexa a command from inside their home to do the following:

  • Start/spot vehicle
  • Lock/unlock
  • State range and charge status of electric vehicle
  • Check fuel level
  • State vehicle mileage summary
  • Provide vehicle location with street name and driving time

Or you can give Alexa a command from your vehicle for your home like:

  • Turn porch light on/off
  • Turn lights on/off
  • Close/shut garage door
  • Control thermostat
  • Check security system

While Ford is figuring out all the systems, now is the best time to purchase a new Ford with the option of Ford SYNC. Come into Velde Ford today and we’ll find you a great vehicle to take home. At Velde Ford, we're committed to providing our customers with an unbeatable level of service and a great car buying experience. Feel free to visit Velde Ford located at 2200 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554.

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