Ford Teaming with AT&T to Power SYNC Connect
Ford will be leveraging AT&T 4G LTE to bring high-speed connectivity to its upcoming SYNC Connect service. According to estimates, Ford anticipates that more than 10 million customers throughout North America will have access to its mobility app by 2020.
“Vehicle owners want the convenience that comes with being connected at home and on the go,” said Raj Nair, Ford executive vice president, Global Product Development and chief technical officer. “With SYNC Connect, we are able to provide features and services that make the car an even more seamless part of our customers’ connected lifestyles.”
SYNC Connect, which was previously announced to debut on the upcoming 2017 Escape, will offer vehicle owners the opportunity to remotely lock or unlock their vehicles, locate their parked vehicles via GPS, and view information up to and including tire pressure readings and fuel and battery levels.
Ford’s partnership with AT&T goes back to 2011, when MyFord Mobile launched as a means to connect smartphone users with their electric vehicles.