Chances of Ford really doing OTA's?

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I just want updates to fix all the bugs we currently have and to make sure PaaK works every time and sentry mode.

If they just OTA what's broken, I'm basically happy keeping it the way it is forever (as long as they add sentry mode)





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Really? You'd rather they do all of the testing internally and then push to all production vehicles without testing it in the wild first at all? That would be nuts.
I'd rather they open up the beta to anyone who signs the disclaimer. I'd then probably sign up and then moan that the OTA messed up my car, and then moan for some more OTA like a junkie. That seems about right.
 

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I'd rather they open up the beta to anyone who signs the disclaimer. I'd then probably sign up and then moan that the OTA messed up my car, and then moan for some more OTA like a junkie. That seems about right.
Maybe they will. I'll sign up in a heartbeat if given the opportunity.
 

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I've got no doubt that Ford will be pushing OTAs regularly. They've spent too much money on all the modems in these new cars to not use them. Plus they've set the expectations so high with all the OTA marketing.

But even beyond those thoughts - they've already said there are OTAed vehicles on the road, their management lease fleet.
 

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I truly feel that Ford kept at least one feature back that, could have been available at launch, just so they could tout that they added a feature with OTA.
 

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100% chance of OTAs. Schedule has been established and features are being planned. Things are happening behind the scenes.
Thanks again. You have made this adventure very enjoyable for a lot of people. I will pay it forward whenever I can. Peace.
 

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Yeah I’ll second that thanks to @hybrid2bev. Very helpful.

I would also like to be included in beta testing the OTAs. I just completed a 10hr road trip with a First Edition and posted a detailed write up on this board - with memes! - and also with a bug list, so don’t I have the cred? Come on Ford - show me some love! Message me. :)
 
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Really? You'd rather they do all of the testing internally and then push to all production vehicles without testing it in the wild first at all? That would be nuts.
Tesla also always sends out a few to Beta test, i get that. You dont want to make everyone mad when you update the software and find PAAK doesnt work. lol in software you never know what the public will do once in there hands or some obscure thing you accidentally broke. You send it to a few for testing, get any little bugs worked out before you send it to everyone. Usually beta testers know there could be bugs, even possibly the car not even functioning. Give feed back, software updated maybe a couple of times. I am just hoping they always have something to the beta testers so there are updates.
 

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Everyone touting OTA's from Ford, including Ford. Just wondering if Ford will really do regular OTA's fixing, adding or enhancing features of the mustang. I am so hopeful, but very skeptical that they actually will.
any thoughts?
In my opinion, they will only do OTA to avoid expensive recalls. As for enhancements and improvements, if we get something once a year is top. Ford is traditionally a car company and I don't see them doing updates as often as Tesla. Not in the next 5 years anyway. Mentality has to change, they will realize that it is what will sell the cars in the future and might catch up. All the car companies will have to learn that car selling doesn't end at delivery to the customer.
 

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I badly want some equivalent of Sentry Mode. So I hope so.
I would love to have the camera record while driving, instead of having to install a dashcam (and worry about the battery draining through the OBD port).
 

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I truly feel that Ford kept at least one feature back that, could have been available at launch, just so they could tout that they added a feature with OTA.
Oh you mean the video game DLC model 😆
 

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I get being skeptical about this. Ford said in 2016 with the release of Sync 3 they were going to do OTA updates and it was going to be great. They didn't release A SINGLE OTA update for Sync 3. Not one!

I think Ford HAS to do the OTA updates with the MME and 2021 F150. If they don't they're going to have a lot of customers (like me) switch cars. I want a Taycan, but I'm not that rich...but if they don't fix these bugs OTA and I have to go to a dealer once a month...I'll sell a kidney to buy a Taycan instead.
There were several OTA updates for the SYNC 3 in my car.....
 

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OK but other than those, there were no updates for Sync 3. Not ONE!
I don't understand. SYNC 3 was updated several times. My most recent update was in January I think. The icons changed and some new stuff was added. ????
 

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