One of my favorite new products in the automotive industry is the new Ford Work Solutions. This unique system incorporates existing technologies to assist those who use their Ford Truck or Van as a work vehicle. Ford Work Solutions is available on 2009 Ford F-150, Super Duty, E-Series vans and the upcoming 2010 Ford Transit Connect.
Ford Work Solutions includes 4 features:
The In-Dash Computer is available with high speed internet access, office document reader, and a wireless keyboard and printer so you have a virtual office in your work vehicle! (For an optional mobile source of RepairPal.com, see our new mobile App for the iPhone)
A main reason for the system is to address jobsite tool theft, and that is a job for the Tool Link and Cable Lock features. A 2007 survey by Builder magazine indicates how widespread the problem is, 90% of respondents said they had been victims of jobsite theft within the past year, with tools being one of the top five stolen items.
Crew Chief employs cutting-edge telematics to provide fleet managers with real-time tracking in three areas of operations: vehicle location, vehicle and driver performance, and vehicle diagnostics.