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Ford And Lincoln's Digital Experience Brings Gaming And Streaming To Your Next EV

25 Jan 2024

As the automotive industry transitions towards electric vehicles (EVs), Ford is gearing up for the future with its innovative Digital Experience, a groundbreaking software suite introduced in the 2024 Lincoln Nautilus. This system, developed in-house by Ford, promises a high degree of customization, ease of use, and integration with popular applications, setting the stage for the EVs of tomorrow.

A Platform for the Electric Future

A Platform for the Electric Future

While the 2024 Lincoln Nautilus is available with traditional powertrains, Ford's Digital Experience is strategically designed to lay the foundation for the brand's future electric vehicles. The platform, according to Brian Nash, a digital product line manager for Ford's Model e division, is easily adaptable to various vehicle types. The emphasis on simplicity and flexibility suggests that Ford envisions this software as a key component in their upcoming electric lineup.

The Digital Experience showcased on the Nautilus features a stunning 48-inch panoramic display, dominating the dashboard. Despite the absence of touch-based controls on this expansive screen, Ford's commitment to customization and user-friendly interfaces is evident through an 11.1-inch central touchscreen. The platform aims to simplify the in-car experience, breaking away from the complexity that has led to declining customer satisfaction in recent years.

Addressing the growing complexity of in-vehicle technology, Ford's software focuses on essential information presented directly in the driver's line of sight. The system allows easy rearrangement of apps, personalized driver profiles, and prioritizes voice controls via Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa. Real-time traffic data through Google Maps, fast graphics processing, and ample storage contribute to a faster and more responsive infotainment system.

The Future of Autonomous Driving

The Future of Autonomous Driving

Ford acknowledges the importance of providing activities for occupants while parked at fast-charging stations and anticipates the eventual shift towards fully autonomous driving. As the automotive industry aims for fully automated driving systems, Ford's Digital Experience lays the groundwork for a future where passengers can engage in productivity, entertainment, or relaxation while the vehicle takes control.

The 2024 Lincoln Nautilus is the first vehicle to feature Ford's Digital Experience, but the automaker remains tight-lipped about which future models will adopt this system. With ongoing developments in the EV space, including the F-150 Lightning and a potential modular EV platform, Ford sees the Digital Experience as just the beginning of a tech-focused era. The company emphasizes its close partnerships with tech giants Apple, Google, and Amazon, ensuring a unique yet user-friendly experience for customers.

Ford's commitment to in-house software development and its Digital Experience platform signals a shift towards a future where electric range and tech features play a pivotal role. As the automotive industry undergoes a transformation, Ford positions itself at the forefront, offering a glimpse into the seamless and entertaining driving experience that awaits in the electric era.

Wael Nakhle

BY Wael Nakhle

Wael is an automotive content writer specializes in creating written content for Motor 283. Producing a wide range of content, including blog posts, articles, product descriptions, reviews, and technical guides related to cars, trucks, motorcycles, and other vehicles, with an unprecedented passion for cars, and motorcycles.

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