In USA Ford expands the utility of its FordPass app
Ford Motor USA plans to offer on-demand car washes and in-vehicle package delivery as it expands the utility of its FordPass smartphone app. Ford is partnering with Amazon on package delivery and with startups Sparkl, Spiffy and Rub A Dub for car washes.
Lorin Kennedy, the automaker's FordPass ecosystem business leader, said the announcement is the first of what the company hopes will be a number of third-party deals as more of its vehicles are connected with built-in modems.
Customers with an Amazon Prime account can download the Key by Amazon app, sync it with their FordPass or Lincoln Way account and select the vehicle delivery option when placing an order with Amazon.
Packages can be delivered to a location registered by the customer, where someone from Amazon will unlock the vehicle, put the package inside and lock it again.