Ford Mustang Mach-E Updated With Fake Climate Control Knob

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Ford has made the climate system in the Mustang Mach-E a little easier to use.

Ford has added a plethora of new features to the center screen in the Mustang Mach-E thanks to the magic of a new over-the-air update this morning with some tweaks to the screen's center knob functionality. Fun fact, this is actually just stuck onto the screen and not actually a button or knob.

Regardless, the updated patch notes below talk of a new game called Bridge Battle for the car's infotainment system. Two players, either yourself and the computer or yourself and an occupant, compete to finish their bridge to the other player's side before the other. The rest of the changes are a little more practical, however.
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Users were also treated to a visual update of Ford's Sync 4A software. Ford says the new layout and look will "make it simple to find your favorite settings and controls" and create a new profile. The Mach-E now has physical climate controls as well (sorta) now that the center knob can be used to adjust the cabin temperature.

The volume knob will now be able to control the temperature, fan speed, and heated seat intensity. Owners can do so by tapping any of the aforementioned settings on the screen, then twisting the volume knob. Ford's own Mike Levine posted a reply showing how it works, which you can see below. Annoyingly, there's no way to switch between settings without using the touch display.
2021-2023 Ford Mustang Mach-E Front Angle View CarBuzz

Other miscellaneous changes include a wider and larger space for Apple CarPlay or Android Auto on the screen, as well as a "fixed" camera button on the screen. Other Ford models, like the Bronco, have this in the form of a physical button.

Ford also tweaked some icons across a number of the car's menus and, most importantly, made accessing drive modes easier within the settings menu. In short, all this shows the multitude of benefits found in over-the-air updates, and we're curious to see how Ford continues to keep the Mach-E fresh. That said, we sincerely hope that future versions of this EV have real physical controls. Without them, irritation abounds, and safety is compromised.

2021-2023 Ford Mustang Mach-E Infotainment System CarBuzz

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