The Transit Connect is available with Ford Work Solutions, which offers commercial users high-tech features that make life on the job easier. The $1,395 in-dash touch-screen computer runs Windows CE and can be configured to access an office computer and the Internet, send and display text messages, and provide directions courtesy of an integrated Garmin navigation system. The system includes basic productivity software for word processing and working with spreadsheets, among other things, and can be paired with a wireless keyboard and printer. A $1,220 Tool Link feature builds on the capability of the onboard computer by adding tracking technology for tools. The system uses radio frequency identification to make sure tagged tools are secured in the van and not left behind at a job site. Finally, the $550 Crew Chief option helps manage a fleet of Transit Connects by making vehicle diagnostic information available on the Internet and giving businesses the ability to track things including vehicle location and idle time to make sure drivers aren't cooling their heels while on the clock.
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