Ford Offers Truck App On F-Series

Huw Evans
by Huw Evans
DALLAS, TX. September 22, 2010 – The Ford F-150, America's top-selling truck for 33 years, is the first and only pickup available with a twin turbocharged, direct-injected gasoline truck engine. Rated at 365-horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque, the EcoBoost F-150 has a class leading towing rating of 11,300 lbs. F-150's four new engines help…

It seems that we’re bent on information overload; there’s virtually an app for everything when it comes to our smart phones and even in our vehicles, there seems to be a race to see which manufacturer can place the most amount of data and programming info at our finger tips.

Ford, thanks to features like MyTouch is aggressively pedaling down this avenue and now it’s gone and given F-150 owners their very own ‘Truck App.’

Essentially, it’s a more in-depth version of the truck’s standard information touch screen, adding towing and off-road specific features. For the towing screen the App gives drivers a checklist of questions to see if the trailer is properly connected, it will also record and accumulate data and mileage for a particular trailer – it can store specific information on up to 10 individual trailers, in order to help those operators with larger vehicle fleets.

In the off-road setting, the App, allows the driver to monitor steering angle, pitch and roll, ascent or descent angle, high or low range when 4WD is engaged, along with the E-locker differential and on the SVT Raptor, Hill Descent Control. The F-150 productivity screen is standard on FX/FX4; Lariat; King Ranch and Platinum F-150s, as well as XLT models equipped with the convenience package. Click on the link below to see how it works.

[Source: Ford Motor Company]

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