Lincoln Hooks Up With Google App | Edmunds

Lincoln Hooks Up With Google App


DEARBORN, Michigan — A new partnership between Lincoln and Google will make life a little bit easier for owners of the 2015 Lincoln MKC, MKZ and the 2016 Lincoln MKX.

Lincoln on Monday announced the Google partnership that integrates the MyLincoln Mobile app for Android smartphones with the Google app.

The Ford luxury brand says it will be the first automaker to integrate its own mobile app with Google Now. Google Now organizes information like calendars and sports scores into sections called "cards."

When connected via the optional embedded model, the MyLincoln Mobile app allows users to schedule remote starts and lock and unlock their vehicles with a few taps on their smartphones.

Remote starts can be programmed for specific times and days of the week. If the remote start option is selected, the vehicle is warmed up or cooled off during the remote start based on the in-vehicle temperature settings.

The app can also be used to locate the vehicle.

"Delivering unique experiences for the luxury client throughout ownership is fundamental to Lincoln," said Matt VanDyke, director of Global Lincoln, in a statement. "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, and notifications can be turned off.

Edmunds says: Your Lincoln dealer will be happy to demonstrate MyLincoln Mobile.

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