App update brings remote unlocking to Android and Apple smartwatch wearers.

An update on the MyFord Mobile on Android and iOS has added support for both Apple Watch and Android Wear devices.

This means that owners can now trigger remote climate control, lock and unlock, read mileage, and get walking directions for finding your car on their smartwatches.

The bad news is that the update only works on Ford’s electric and plug-in hybrid models, in other words the C-MAX Energi, the Focus Electric, and the Fusion Energi.

There’s potentially a good reason for this, as these models have built-in modems (essential for remote functions), while Fords wider range doesn’t necessarily. There’s no official word from Ford on this, but it’d be nice to think the functionality will make it’s way down the range as time goes on.

If that’s not enough, we’ve got self-driving cars launching in the UK for the first time too – smart motoring is really starting to take off…