Invented by Tesla, perfected by Ford.
Ford has officially confirmed that its upcoming all-new EV, the Ford Mustang Mach-E, will have over-the-air updates, enabling owners to regularly improve the SUV throughout its lifetime without having to leave their homes.
What's also cool is that Ford has developed a new way to allow secure updates to download in the background without the owner even noticing. In addition, these updates will require as little as two minutes to complete, and in some cases even less. Certain updates, however, will require the SUV to be parked but owners can schedule an update time that best suits their schedules.
"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, Ford's connected services manager. "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."
Once the updates are finished, owners will receive an in-car notification clearly explaining what has changed. These updates will include anything from the Sync infotainment system to the SUV's many onboard computer modules.
Assuming all goes as planned, the Blue Oval says it expects to deliver the first set of OTA updates within just six months of the first Mach-Es reaching customers. Owners will be notified when there is a new update available through WiFi or their smartphones via a data connection.
The Mustang Mach-E has proven itself to be very popular even before hitting the road. As of early last month, over 50,000 reservations had been placed and counting. It's entirely possible 2020 model year allocation has been sold out, though Ford has yet to officially confirm this. Deliveries are slated to get underway this fall.