Drivers of the Ford F-150 Lightning electrical truck will quickly have the ability to use Apple Maps to navigate and obtain recommendations on the place to cost alongside the best way.
The CarsDirect crew found the operate in a Ford vendor message despatched out this week, which said that each one Lightning homeowners would have entry to it, nevertheless it requires Apple iOS 15.4 or newer and Ford Energy-Up 6.3.0 or larger.
As Ford defined: “Apple Maps will use your iPhone to learn car and battery information when linked to CarPlay and help you in your journey by including chargers into your journey as essential.”
The Apple Maps EV characteristic isn’t new to Ford EVs, however it’s new to the F 150 Lightning . It was launched final spring for the Ford Mustang Mach-E, and it lined all 2022 and 2023 fashions, in addition to some fashions courting again to the 2021 mannequin 12 months, relying on the software program model of the Sync 4A infotainment system.
Google integrated electric-car chargers to its navigation system for the primary time in 2018, though they have been largely merely factors of curiosity on the time. It solely introduced a better degree of knowledge on charging stations earlier this 12 months, permitting some EVs with Google Automotive built-in system to entry their state-of-charge and vary estimates, and thus related dynamic navigation with charging stops.