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2021 Ford F-150 raising the feature set bar

SSonnentag

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Apr 11, 2017
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I hope Tesla is paying attention to the rapid progress in tech that it’s rivals are making.

https://media.ford.com/content/ford.../built-for-getting-things-done-ford-f150.html

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F-150 represents Ford’s next big step in bringing connected vehicles to customers. The all-new F-150 is North America’s first full-size pickup with standard over-the-air updates, helping customers’ trucks stay at the forefront of purposeful technology. These updates are bumper-to-bumper, and can include all-new functions and additional features throughout the life of the truck. They can support preventative maintenance, reduce repair trips, provide improved performance and ultimately result in more vehicle up-time. The majority of updates will be completed in under two minutes and can be performed at times customers choose, so they won’t have to put their lives on hold.

All-new SYNC 4 is standard, helping keep owners connected and make their days more productive with more natural voice control available as well as real-time mapping and customizable information on demand. The technology builds on more than 10 years of SYNC innovation by helping minimize distractions with hands-free voice control as well as core features such as making phone calls and selecting music. With twice the computing power of the previous-generation system, new SYNC 4 can wirelessly connect smartphones without the USB cord for seamless integration of Apple CarPlay™ or Android Auto™ compatibility as well as SYNC AppLink® apps like Waze and Ford+Alexa.

Customers can access more than 10,000 hours of on-demand content, live channels, ad-free music, sports, entertainment, news and personalized recommendations, and they can search for related content with available SiriusXM with 360L satellite and streaming service. The new eight-speaker B&O Sound System by Bang & Olufsen is available starting on F-150 XLT, while the optional 18-speaker B&O Unleashed system with speakers in the headliner and front headrests is available on F-150 Lariat, King Ranch and Platinum, and standard on Limited.

Ford offers complimentary technology including 911 Assist® that automatically alerts emergency responders in the event of an accident, and FordPass, a mobile device app that allows Ford drivers to start or unlock their vehicle from a distance, as well as control new truck-focused features like Zone Lighting, Trailer Theft Alert, Trailer Light Check and Pro Power Onboard.

Driver-assist technologies
All-new F-150 offers the latest driver-assist features as part of Ford Co-Pilot360™ 2.0. More features are now standard on XL, including Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking and Pedestrian Detection to help avoid a possible collision with another vehicle or a pedestrian, rearview camera with dynamic hitch assist, auto high-beam headlamps and auto on/off headlamps.

F-150 also adds 10 new driver-assist features and is the only pickup to offer Active Drive Assist, which allows for hands-free driving on more than 100,000 miles of divided highways in all 50 states and Canada. Its advanced driver-facing camera tracks head position and driver eye gaze to enable hands-free driving when available. It allows owners on certain sections of pre-mapped, divided highways to drive with their hands off the steering wheel – if they continue to pay attention to the road ahead – granting them an additional level of comfort during long drives. The Active Drive Assist prep kit contains the hardware required for this feature, while the software to enable functionality, expected in the third quarter of the 2021 calendar year, will be delivered by over-the-air update or dealer visit. Separate payment will be required to activate full functionality at that time.

Other new available features include Intersection Assist, which detects oncoming traffic while the driver is attempting a left turn. If there is risk of a collision with an oncoming vehicle, F-150 will apply the brakes to mitigate or avoid it. F-150 is the only light-duty full-size pickup with available Active Park Assist 2.0, which handles all steering, shifting, braking and accelerator controls during a parallel or perpendicular parking maneuver while the driver holds down a button.

Every F-150 is proudly assembled at Ford’s Dearborn Truck Plant in Dearborn, Michigan, and Kansas City Assembly Plant in Claycomo, Missouri. The all-new F-150 will be available this fall.
 
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notrhj

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My spouse has a 2014 SYNC system in a Ford Fusion
For 4 years we had online updates, remote diagnostics, online heath reports, warning for oil life and other fluid maintenance, traffic updates, crash notification, etc.
‘Then Ford released SYNC, based on a Sony system, AND all support STOPPED
‘All their servers were taken down, no more updates or traffic. No online diagnostics or health reports
My car still tries to dial through my cell phone but the servers are gone.
Ford cannot even get the car upgraded so it doesn’t keep reaching out monthly.

Ford sucks at this.
Parts maybe available for 10 years but their support isn’t.
There are third parties who will sell you the Sony parts to update SYNC however it’s a kludge, about $1500 in parts, and doesn’t restore the 2014 functionality for health diagnostics. Three strikes you‘re out.

I still have my Crown Victoria (cvpi) so you could say we were a Ford family, but no more.
They are a day late, a dollar short.
‘Buy American some cry, the Fusion is from Mexico and the CVPI from Canada

Sticking with Tesla technology as they have earned their keep
 
The "rapid progress in tech that it’s rivals are making" the OP is referring to, are outdated technologies once they hit the market. They still cannot compete with a 2012 Mode S with range and OTA updates, and Teslas ability to rapidly innovate everything and anything leaves them in the dust. Every legacy automakers battery tech will be entirely obsolete by next year start.

Repeat after me.
You cannot catch Tesla.
 
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