2021 Ford F-150 will receive new features by airDecember 3, 2020
The American automaker plans to expand the functionality of the 2021 Ford F-150 pickup truck with wireless updates. It is even possible to add new driving modes.
Not so long ago, Ford introduced an updated version of the full-size F-150 truck. The new 2021 model year has received many small changes, which, according to representatives of the brand, “make it more suitable for modern life.” Some of the improvements are significant, such as a new optional 12-inch center console display with the latest Ford SYNC 4 infotainment system and an on-board power generator. But perhaps most important is the truck’s wireless update capability.
The 2021 F-150 is only the second model in the automaker’s lineup to have OTA updates after the Mustang Mach-E.
In fact, almost every single module in a car – and there are from 50 to 60, depending on the configuration – can be updated, as they say, “over the air.”
In a recent interview, F-150 chief engineer Craig Schmatz said pickup truck owners will benefit from the added driving modes, recalibrated control modules, adjusted engine runtimes and other useful post-launch updates. Not all updates are available at this time.
“We have the equipment for Active Drive Assist, we will have the software by the summer,” Schmatz told our source. “We will provide these functions by air. Even the little things that are not in the truck today … Let’s say we had a new transmission calibration and we found a new way to get a little more fuel economy. “
Not so long ago, AutoTimesNews wrote that Ford is recording a huge demand for the F-150 pickup with a V8 engine. The American brand plans to continue selling the full-size Ford F-150 V-8 Coyote pickup. It is this engine that is in great demand among buyers.
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