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FordPass SmartLink™ Enables Owners of Older Fords to Upgrade

In recent years, Ford has committed itself to staying one step ahead of the competition when it comes to in-vehicle technology. The brand's SYNC® infotainment system is always getting new upgrades and versions year after year. With the release of the innovative FordPass™ suite of apps, services, and features, Ford owners have more connectivity and convenience on their side than ever before. However, owners of older Ford models have been left out of the high-tech upgrades-until now.

Ford representatives recently announced plans to release a new upgrade known as FordPass SmartLink™ designed specifically for older-model owners. Compatible with vehicles made between 2010 and 2017, FordPass SmartLink™ will extend the range of owners' key fobs, provide an in-vehicle Wi-Fi hotspot, provide alerts related to vehicle diagnostics and safety, and deliver location services. Use of the Wi-Fi hotspot requires a Verizon Wireless account, which allows drivers to connect the telematics service with their preexisting cell phone services.

Enrollment in the FordPass SmartLink ™ subscription service is now available to some dealers, and it will be available on a national level by the middle of 2018. Drivers with any Ford model made after 2010 are eligible, even if their vehicle is not equipped with a modem.

For more information about FordPass SmartLink™, contact us at Rudig Jensen Ford Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram.

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