WHILE the exciting all-electric Mustang Mach-E isn’t in the UK yet for leasing, this is something we can look forward to: over-the-air (OTA) updates that work to continuously improve the SUV over the vehicle’s life without leaving home.

Ford has also developed a way to allow secure updates to download in the background, and in some cases, be completed in under two minutes1.

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 minimise downtime through incredibly fast activation and ensure your Mustang Mach-E is always getting better, even when you’re asleep.”

Ford says nearly all Mustang Mach-E computer modules can be updated wirelessly, meaning Ford can provide performance enhancements and entirely new features that might not exist when customers first take delivery of their vehicles.

Some installations will be virtually invisible to customers, who can select a regular time – such as the middle of the night – for updates while their Mustang Mach-E is parked. Many updates will be completed almost instantly after a customer starts their vehicle, while in-vehicle alerts will tell them what improvements have been installed. Many can be completed in under two minutes, and more complex updates that might require the vehicle to be parked for longer can be scheduled to take place when customers find it most convenient.

Mach E OTA Engineer
Abrar Saleem Mohammed, OTA verification engineer, Ford Motor Company, tests over-the-air development from a static prototype Mustang Mach-E while working from home


Ford expects to deliver its first updates within six months after the first Mustang Mach-E vehicles are in the hands of customers. Owners will receive notifications detailing software updates when they are available, which can then be applied using either Wi-Fi or cellular connections, depending on the update.

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