In today's fast-paced business environment, efficiency and productivity are crucial for companies to thrive. Ford Pro, the leading provider of commercial vehicles, understands this need and has announced exciting upgrades for its Transit and E-Transit models in Europe, set to be available to customers in 2024. These enhancements not only embrace the power of digital connectivity but also introduce innovative features to optimize performance and enhance driver experience.
Connectivity at its Best: Introducing 5G and OTA Updates
Ford Pro recognizes the importance of seamless connectivity in modern commercial vehicles. To address this, the 2024 Ford Transit and Ford E-Transit models come equipped with Ford's most advanced 5G modem. This cutting-edge technology provides ultra-fast connectivity, allowing drivers to leverage the full potential of smart vehicle features. Furthermore, Over-The-Air (OTA) Ford Power-Up updates enable continuous improvement without the need for a visit to the dealership. This feature ensures that the vehicles remain up to date with the latest enhancements and advancements, ultimately boosting productivity and minimizing downtime.
Next-Level Digital Experience: SYNC4 and the 12-Inch Touchscreen
Enhancing the digital experience for drivers, Ford Pro has introduced the SYNC4 multimedia system in the 2024 Ford Transit and Ford E-Transit models. This advanced system boasts a user-friendly 12-inch touchscreen and an 8-inch digital instrument cluster, providing an intuitive and driver-oriented interface. Additionally, the navigation system equipped with real-time traffic information assists drivers in planning optimal routes, enabling them to adhere to tight schedules and maximize efficiency.
Delivery Made Easier: Introducing Delivery Assist
Delivery drivers face unique challenges as they navigate through a multitude of locations daily. Ford Pro has addressed this by introducing the innovative Delivery Assist technology. Available on the E-Transit long-wheelbase vans and Transit models with automatic transmission, Delivery Assist automates repetitive security tasks, allowing drivers to save valuable time at each stop. By shifting to P (Park) mode, the system deactivates the engine, activates hazard lights and alarms, and locks doors that are not in use. When the driver returns, simply pressing the brake pedal restarts the engine and deactivates the hazard lights. These time-saving features can shorten each delivery by up to 20 seconds, significantly increasing overall productivity.
Efficiency and Control: Upfit Integration System
Ford Pro's commitment to optimizing commercial vehicle efficiency extends to the Upfit Integration System. This innovative feature enables drivers to control aftermarket equipment through digital controls displayed on the multimedia system screen. Moreover, equipment can be connected to Ford Pro software services, allowing for remote monitoring. For example, in refrigerated vehicles transporting perishable goods, the temperature can be continuously monitored to ensure an uninterrupted cold chain during transportation. Such precise control and monitoring capabilities not only enhance productivity but also promote safety and compliance.
Performance and Safety: Advanced Driver Assistance Systems
The 2024 Transit and E-Transit models prioritize driver safety and cargo protection through an array of advanced driver assistance systems. Standard features include Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Keeping Alert & Aid, and Intelligent Speed Assist. These systems provide additional layers of safety to minimize the risk of accidents and promote responsible driving practices. Furthermore, the optional driver assistance packages offer the Blind Spot Information System with Cross Traffic Alert, Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control with Lane Centering and Stop&Go, and Auto Park Assist with 360-degree cameras. These features contribute to reduced downtime, repair costs, and insurance expenses for operators.
Revamped Performance and Capacity: Redesigned Axle and Transmission
Ford Pro's commitment to continuous improvement is evident in the 2024 Ford Transit and E-Transit models' redesigned front axle and new eight-speed automatic transmission. These enhancements result in improved performance, enhanced efficiency, and increased cargo capacity. The new transmission allows for a maximum load capacity of 4,250 kg MMA (maximum permissible mass) and 6,000 kg MMT (maximum towing mass), providing businesses with greater versatility for transporting goods. Additionally, the redesigned wheel hub and braking system reduce vehicle weight by up to 27 kg, facilitating easier brake pad changes and reducing service time.
The Future of Commercial Vehicles: Availability and Market Leadership
Customers eagerly anticipating the advanced capabilities of the 2024 Transit and E-Transit models will be able to place orders starting in August. Production is scheduled to commence next year, with deliveries expected to start in the summer of 2024. Since its launch in 2022, the Ford E-Transit has emerged as a dominant force in the two-tonne EV segment, commanding over 50% of all electric vehicles sold in Europe within its category. This success positions Ford Pro as an industry leader in delivering advanced, efficient, and productive commercial vehicles.
Ford Pro's commitment to advancing the productivity of commercial vehicles is evident in the exciting upgrades and innovative features introduced in the 2024 Ford Transit and Ford E-Transit models. With enhanced connectivity, cutting-edge digital systems, and productivity-enhancing technologies, Ford Pro continues to pave the way for optimized operations and increased efficiency in the commercial vehicle industry. As businesses strive to excel in a highly competitive landscape, the 2024 Transit and E-Transit models provide the necessary tools to meet the demands of modern-day operations, enabling companies to reach new heights of success.
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