Even if your Ford Fusion is from the turn of the decade, have no fear. Current Ford customers will soon be able to integrate Ford SmartLink with vehicles that go back as far as 2010, giving millions of drivers the unique opportunity to engage with the innovative technology.
Until recently, only new modem-equipped vehicles were able to activate SmartLink - a technology that serves to improve driver safety, vehicle location efficiency and more. Only a simple device is required to use SmartLink; Ford or Lincoln drivers with older cars (2010-2016 models) need only plug it into the OBD II port that resides below one's steering wheel.
The integration process is easy, but the benefits are aplenty. With SmartLink, drivers have access to:
• Smartphone-based remote start, lock and unlock • 4G Wi-Fi hotspot that can accept up to eight devices • Alerts for vehicle health and security • Vehicle location assistance
According to Stephen Odell, the executive vice president of Global Marketing, Sales and Service at Ford, “Ford SmartLink will surprise and delight owners of recent model year vehicles by adding some of today’s most popular connectivity features.”
“From security to performance, we’ve conducted extensive testing and made a number of improvements to ensure Ford SmartLink enhances the customer experience for our owners,” Raj Nair, Ford's executive vice president of Global Product Development and chief technical officer, added.