2013 Ford Focus ST Long Term Road Test

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edited September 2014 in Ford

image2013 Ford Focus ST Long Term Road Test

I'm not sure. Do I want to set 911 Assist to On?

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  • pjm75pjm75 Member Posts: 10
    Yes and I did enable it in my Focus ST. This way when I drive off that cliff they might be able to find what's left of me.
  • stovt001_stovt001_ Member Posts: 799
    I wonder how useful that would be. The places where a bystander isn't around to call 911 are probably also the same places with lousy cell reception anyway.
  • quadricyclequadricycle Member Posts: 827
    @pjm75: I notice you said "when" not "if"... We'll miss you man (woman, maybe? I don't want to assume). As for this these kind of systems, I have no problem. If someone wants to spend their resources tracking when and where I drive, I
  • hotpass105hotpass105 Member Posts: 0
    I hope you realize that every one of these telematics systems use cell signals to reach law enforcement. Ford just has a no cost alternative.
  • jpnpowerjpnpower Member Posts: 0
    Added security with no downsides as I see. Why not? And what the heck is a quadricycle?
  • zimtheinvaderzimtheinvader Member Posts: 580
    yep, hotpass105, GM just did a great job of mentioning satellite a lot on their onstar stuff so people think it calls via a satellite but they are also on cell phone networks. The original onstar worked in areas where cell phones didn't tend to work as well because it was a high powered analog system using about 3 times the power of a handheld phone.
  • quadricyclequadricycle Member Posts: 827
    @jpnpower: Before automobiles became mainstream and unanimously labeled as "automobiles", many of the men who had a part in developing them had different names to describe them. "Quadricycle" was one such name briefly used by Henry For
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