Report: Ford Work Solutions customers saving gas, driving more safely

If you knew that Big Brother someone who controls your paycheck were watching how you were treating his or her company-owned vehicle, would that knowledge alter the way you drive it? That exact functionality is available with the Crew Chief application of the Ford Work Solutions package, and initial reports are showing that employees driving Ford F-Series trucks equipped with the technology are using less fuel and driving more safely.

According to Bill Frykman, Ford Work Solutions product and business development manager, "We've seen fuel economy gains of upwards of 20 percent through the modification of driver behavior. There's decreased top speed, less engine idle time and more efficient operation of the vehicle."

Interestingly, Frykman also suggests that Ford Work Solutions could someday merge with the Blue Oval's well-regarded Sync system, creating a package that's suitable for both commercial and private-use depending on the applications the owner chooses to download and install.


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