Thursday, January 21, 2021
News 2021 Ford F-150 Could Offer Over-The-Air Updates Too

2021 Ford F-150 Could Offer Over-The-Air Updates Too

  • New 2021 Ford F-150 may feature over-the-air updates like in the Mustang Mach-E
  • The F-150 would be the first truck to offer OTA updates
  • The Ford F-150 is North America’s best-selling vehicle

A recent conversation between Ford’s Chief Product Development and Purchasing Officer Hau Thai-Tang and a Merrill Lynch analyst revealed possible over-the-air updates for the upcoming 2021 Ford F-150.

Ford recently announced that the Ford Mustang Mach-E will feature OTA updates meaning that it can receive new features remotely when they become available.

John Vangelov, connected services manager, Ford Motor Company, said: “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. 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.”

While more common in electric vehicles, over-the-air updates have yet to be offered in a full-size truck like the F-150.

Not only can OTA updates improve a vehicle’s technology and features, but they can also serve to troubleshoot problems at a distance or even perform maintenance at a distance. This could be very useful for truck owners who experienced issues on the job site.

We have to wait a while longer to know what Ford has in store for the new 2021 F-150, however. Hau Thai-Tang told Bank of America analysts on Friday that numerous new products would be delayed “months” because of the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes the launch of the F-150 as well as the anticipated Ford Bronco and Mach-E.

Trending Now

Most Popular Trucks And SUVs In the United States In 2020

The Ford F-Series tops the list of most popular trucks, crossovers and SUVs once again. Ford Explorer and GMC Sierra climb up into...

Volkswagen ID. Buzz Delayed Until 2023

The electric VW Bus was expected in 2022. The delay is primarily related to VW's Hanover, Germany, plant. The interest in this EV...

Safety Regulators Ask Tesla to Recall 158,000 Cars: Report

Center screens failing at high rate Issue lies with memory inside 17-inch display unit's controller A new report says that US officials are asking...

Updated 2021 Honda Ridgeline Coming In February

The facelift includes a new front fascia and a revised rear bumper. The cabin now sports an updated display audio system. Pricing in...

Cadillac 2021 Lineup: Models And Changes Overview

The Cadillac Escalade is all-new for the 2021 model year. CT4-V Blackwing and CT5-V Blackwing will soon debut. Production version of the fully...
Charles Jolicoeur
Charles Jolicoeur
Charles Jolicoeur was studying to be a CPA when he decided to drop everything and launch a car website in 2012. Don't ask. The journey has been an interesting one, but today he has co-founded and manages 8 websites including EcoloAuto.com and MotorIllustrated.com as General Manager of NetMedia360. He also sits on the board of the Automotive Journalists Association of Canada. Send me an email

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.