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LINCOLN, GOOGLE INTEGRATE TO OFFER SEAMLESS APP EXPERIENCE
REMOTE VEHICLE CAPABILITIES
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- Lincoln Motor Company first to integrate its MyLincoln Mobile™ app for Android smartphones with the Google app

- When connected via the available embedded modem, MyLincoln Mobile allows users to schedule remote starts, lock, unlock and locate their vehicle

- Now cards, in the Google app, automatically organize information and offer relevant suggestions such as notification to remote start your car prior to departure

The Lincoln Motor Company, through the free MyLincoln Mobile™ app, is the first automotive brand to launch an available seamless integration with Now cards in the Google app, offering a new notification opportunity for Android smartphone users to remotely start their vehicle.

When connected via the embedded modem available on the 2015 Lincoln MKC and MKZ and coming to the 2016 Lincoln MKX, the MyLincoln Mobile app gives owners the ability to start, lock, unlock and locate their vehicle, as well as schedule remote starts.

Remote starts can be programmed for specific times and days of the week. If the owner is a user of the Google Now service, the seamless integration with MyLincoln Mobile delivers a Now card (in the Google app) suggesting a remote start because the owner’s calendar indicates a need to depart.

If the remote start option is selected, the vehicle is then warmed up or cooled off during the remote start based on the in-vehicle temperature settings.

“Delivering unique experiences for the luxury client throughout ownership is fundamental to Lincoln,” said Matt VanDyke, Director, Global Lincoln. “By innovating with leading tech companies, we have an opportunity to personalize the ongoing interaction between the customer and the vehicle.”

Both the MyLincoln Mobile connectivity and Google services are opt-in features. Notifications can be turned off, if desired.

Now cards in the Google app predictively aid users who access Google and are based on past and preferred searches as well as the user’s calendar, offering information on topics such as weather, traffic routes and sports scores.

Click here for a fact sheet on the MyLincoln Mobile app. Click here for information on Now cards.
 

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This is a great idea. People will probably be tentative with all this "hacking" jargon being thrown around on the news, but if the vehicle's key still needs to be on your person in order to drive off, then I don't see any downsides.
 

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This is a great idea. People will probably be tentative with all this "hacking" jargon being thrown around on the news, but if the vehicle's key still needs to be on your person in order to drive off, then I don't see any downsides.
but if you have personal items in the car they can unlock it and run off with that.
 

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but if you have personal items in the car they can unlock it and run off with that.
Yep. People will be tentative, but it's well guarded. If there are apps that can access your bank account and they aren't infiltrated, I'm sure there can be secure apps for cars.
 
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