US News: Ford expands ‘smart’ features for trucks

US News:  Ford expands ‘smart’ features for trucks

Ford is expanding its 'smart' features for truck customers with a collection of industry-exclusive technologies for F-Series trucks and commercial E-Series vans.

Ford Work Solutions delivers four innovative features:

  • An in-dash computer developed with Magneti Marelli and powered by Microsoft Auto that provides full high-speed Internet access via the Sprint Mobile Broadband Network and navigation by Garmin. It's the first broadband-capable in-dash computer in production. This system enables customers to print invoices, check inventories and access documents stored on their home or office computer networks.
  • Tool Link, an RFID asset tracking system developed in partnership with DEWALT and ThingMagic, enables customers to maintain a detailed real-time inventory of the tools and / or equipment stored in the pickup box.
  • Crew Chief, a fleet telematics and diagnostics system that allows small fleet owners to efficiently manage their vehicles, quickly dispatch workers to job sites and keep detailed vehicle maintenance records.
  • Cable Lock, a security system developed in partnership with Master Lock®, to discourage theft of expensive tools too large to fit in the cab.

Click here for a more detailed description of these features.

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