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Ford clinches 700 Transit Custom deal with AA

Ford seals deal with AA for 700 Transit Customs, incorporating digital Ford Pro solutions for enhanced vehicle control.

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Ford has clinched a deal with the AA to supply 700 Transit Customs. The deal comes as a result of the successful trial of a digital Ford Pro solution, which gives AA drivers control of ancillary equipment from the vehicle’s touchscreen.

The vans will all be equipped with Ford Pro’s digital solutions, including 15 new electric E-Transit Custom models and 15 Transit Custom Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) models that are part of the deal.

The Ford Pro Upfit Integration System (UIS) integrates the control of specialist tools and equipment into the van’s factory-fitted 13 inch display, enabling patrols to activate everything from LED hazard beacons to breakdown diagnostics, jump-start connection points and towing equipment from the touchscreen. Ford can also see how the driver is using the equipment which can be fed back to the AA.

Previously, the AA had a Toughbook tablet mounted in the back which had the details of the job allocation and routing which was relayed to the dashboard screen. The new system completely replaces this system and the associated costs of it initially being fitted and then removing it at defleet.

In the past, customers with specialist conversions could end up with lots of extra switches and wiring,

said Ryan Wells, special vehicles at Ford Pro Europe.

The Ford Pro Upfit Integration System integrates everything into Transit Custom’s 13 inch display, so now drivers can control the full vehicle upfit using just the touchscreen.

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