A major component of Ford’s plan to generate billions in revenue from connected vehicle services lies in its advanced driver-assist technologies and Ford Pro subscriptions, and as such, the automaker has rolled out a number of those services in recent months. That includes the Fleet Management Software suite for FoMoCo’s commercial side of the business, as well as the Ford Pro Mobile Service, which originally launched in the UK and Germany and has grown rapidly in the months since. As Ford Authority reported yesterday, the Ford Pro Mobile Service is set to expand in Europe over the coming months and years, but that’s also the case with the U.S., it seems.
Stateside, Ford expects its Pro Mobile Service to grow by 1,200 units by the end of 2022, continuing an expansion that has proven swift in just over a year’s time. Ford notes that its fleet customers enjoy the convenience of having service technicians come to them at the job site or business location rather than having to take the vehicles to dealerships, as well as the fact that those techs can service all kinds of vehicles – not just Ford branded ones. The Ford Pro Mobile Service is able to perform all sorts of tasks, including scheduled maintenance, as well as tire, battery, and brake replacements.
In the UK, Ford already operates a 115-vehicle fleet that will complete over 75,000 service and repair tasks in 2022. The same goes for the younger market of Germany, which started out with five specially-equipped Ford Transit vans back in December, but has seen that fleet grow to 49, with 88 total vans expected to be in operation by the end of the year.
Designed to help businesses accelerate productivity and optimize the cost of commercial vehicle ownership, Ford Pro’s FORDLiive connected uptime system has also helped to reduce downtime by as much as 60 percent, enabling 145,000 days of additional vehicle availability this year, worth around €73 million ($70 million USD) to customers.
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The idea is great, but I would not go anywhere near a company that thinks SYNC3 software is OK to deliver in a 2021-23 vehicle. Ford has struggled for years with software, even FordPass mobile App platform is only working 75% of the time now. Ford is well known for poorly executed software so I would let the Ford Pro services go for a year or so before touching any of it.
We use this service. Ok for basic quick service department/lube work. After that; good luck.
Wondering why they operate from an ICE Transit when Ford is such a frontrunner in saving the world for us.