Ford’s SYNC Connect lets you start your car with a phone app |
Ford debuted SYNC Connect, its in-car telematics technology, at the Los Angeles Auto Show this week. The technology – enabled through the eponymous app – enables owners of supported vehicles to remotely lock, unlock and start their cars.
Those living in extreme climates, whether cold or hot, can schedule remote starts with the app to get the car warmed up or cooled down before hopping in the car and driving off – just don’t remote start the car when its parked in a garage, though.
If you too often forget where you’ve parked your car, you can easily locate it via the SYNC Connect smartphone app. (It can happen to the best of us on rough days or in unfamiliar places.) SYNC Connect can also report on your car’s health, including fuel levels, oil life, battery and tire pressure.