Ford has revealed SmartLink, a new device that can be used in older vehicles from the carmaker to bring connectivity features of today. This has left GM red faced, as GM have in the past poked fun at Ford for being backward when it comes to offering in-car technology in the Ford Mustang and Ford F-150.
SmartLink plugs into the diagnostic port of models from Ford that were built between 2010 and 2016 and it brings all the connectivity features that car drivers appreciate today. It offers such as remote start and locking and unlocking by way of the smartphone of the user, gives security and vehicle health alerts, location services and 4G mobile WiFi hotspot, among other things.
Ford has been working on the tech for two years and they have worked with Verizon Telematics and Delphi Automotive to bring compatibility for Ford and Lincoln vehicles between 2010 and 2010, which includes the Ford Mustang and the Ford F-150.