Are there buttons in your car that you’ve never used, but wondered what they’re for? If so, you can always dig out your owner’s manual and attempt to find the right page, or if you drive a 2015 Ford Mustang, let your smartphone do all the work.
Ford has announced a new 2015 Mustang app specifically for the all-new 2015 Mustang. In addition to trivia games, wallpapers, and ringtones, the app includes a feature that lets owners scan certain parts of the Mustang to learn more about certain features. You can even search for content to find exactly what you’re looking for.
“When it comes to new technology on Mustang, we focus on providing features the driver wants, and improving the driver’s experience behind the wheel,” said Dave Pericak, Mustang chief engineer, in a statement. “Making key pieces of owner’s guide information available through the app is just one more great feature we’ve delivered to our customers.”
And, if you’re lucky enough to own one of the 50 Years Limited Edition Ford Mustangs, you’ll have access to password protected exclusive content, including classic Mustang videos, various milestones in the Mustang’s 50-year history, and key design features that make the special edition unique.
The 2015 Ford Mustang app is available to download in both the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. Just search for the “2015 Ford Mustang app.”
Will you be downloading this new app to complement your new Mustang?
The future of cars is in the works with the many announcements for predicted deadlines for automatic and semi-automatic drive modes for drivers and truckers alike. These innovations are just steps away from The Jetsons, but they do bring about some concerns. These concerns are ones Ford has been keeping in mind.
Even with autonomous cars in the works, the Ford model is still focused on the driver. The driving systems are there to help the driver but much like the traditional cruise control, drivers still need to be alert and ready to react.
The introduction of Ford’s autonomous features is on the move, but it will take time for all of the aspects to be implemented. For the sake of a safety, Ford’s putting in new automatic features one at a time so each one can be integrated safely. Things like automatic parallel parking and lane assist are enough for now as more features are planned for future models while these systems are perfected and normalized in Ford vehicles.
Classic Cambridge Ford is glad to see that Ford isn’t rushing into the luxurious notion of autonomous vehicles all willy nilly. It’s the interest in safety first over exciting innovations that make Ford a company worth supporting. For more information on the assistant features Ford does have implemented into its new vehicles, feel free to give us a call or visit us with your questions!
Before the end of the year, Ford will spend over $25 million to install new LED lights in its manufacturing facilities across the world. However, the savings far outweigh the cost.
When the 25,000 LED lights replace the traditional bulbs being used, Ford will be able to conserve energy equivalent to the amount used to power more than 6,000 average-sized homes every year. On top of that, the new lights will require less maintenance as they are expected to last for 15 years.
These efforts are part of Ford’s plan, which began in 2011, to decrease its energy use in vehicle production by 25 percent per vehicle by the year 2016.
“We are extremely pleased to install this leading-edge technology in our manufacturing facilities worldwide,” said John Fleming, Ford’s executive vice president of Global Manufacturing and Labor Affairs. “This is a long term investment in our future that highlights our aggressive approach to lead in environmental improvements and achieve operating efficiencies.”
Since Ford’s savings in energy costs are expected to add up to $7 million each year, maybe we can ask the company to pay the energy bill for 6,000 average-sized homes around the world. Yea, you’re right – highly unlikely; but we at Cambridge Classic Ford will gladly take the savings gained in reducing the cost of building our favorite vehicles.
The Ford Mustang has consistently been a stylish car that is not short on power. The new 2015 model is no exception. It debuts a new look that has been a long time coming. With a six-speed automatic and the option of having EcoBoost, this Mustang is a true spectacle with both its sporting and efficiency features.
USA Today says that the Launch Control system “feathers the amount of power so that — theoretically — just the right amount is applied to the rear tires for the quickest possible acceleration.” This means that through controlling the power output, the Mustang is made even more efficient.
So how much is this new-and-improved Mustang? For the standard V-6, the price starts at $24,425, $25,995 for the EcoBoost, and $32,925 for the GT V-8 model.
Now that you know this Mustang has to be your next car, the hardest decision you will have to make is which trim to get. The 2015 Mustang will roll into dealerships this October, so plan to get yours from us at Cambridge Classic Ford!