Ford announces over-the-air software update functionality for the Mustang Mach-E. As all computer modules for the Mach-E can be updated wirelessly, Ford can install new features in the car, as well as, performance and safety updates.
The Ford Mustang Mach-E is all set to expand the horizons for Ford by being the first all-electric Ford in the company’s history. Last month, we brought you news about a leaked dealer document that revealed a power bump up for the EV and now the company has officially announced that it will offer live over-the-air software updates for the car as well.
Ford has developed a new secure way for the EV to install software updates in the background. In some cases, these updates can be completed in less than two minutes. These updates aren’t just limited to the company’s SYNC infotainment system as all computer modules for the Mustang Mach-E can be updated wirelessly, allowing Ford to install performance and safety updates, as well as, install new features in the car.
Customers can also pre-select a regular time for the car to install these OTA updates, such as in the middle of the night, so as to allow more time for complex updates to take place when the car is unused. While some updates are capable of completing themselves, some will automatically complete themselves the next time the car is started up.
“The beauty of the Mustang Mach-E is that what our customers experience on day one is just the beginning – it will evolve to add even more features and capabilities over time,” said John Vangelov, connected services manager, Ford Motor Company. “Our clever over-the-air updates also minimize downtime through incredibly fast activation and ensure your Mustang Mach-E is always getting better, even when you’re asleep.”
Ford is looking to roll out the first set of updates, after about six months of the Mach-E’s commencement of delivery which has been delayed by the coronavirus pandemic. This has in fact given more time to Ford’s engineering teams to develop new ways to test these updates.
Ford states that the Mach-E has kicked off a new era for Ford as the company will now be looking at offering OTA software updates for most of its redesigned vehicles in the U.S.
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