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Ford Mustang Mach-E Display To Be Completely Transformed By 2023

Ford has invested heavily in connected vehicle technology and over-the-air update capability in recent years, but there are quite a few benefits for owners as well, including the ability to wake up to new features such as enhanced Amazon Alexa integration and integrated Apple Maps routing capability. OTA updates have been particularly popular among Ford Mustang Mach-E owners, who have thus far proven to be a bit more tech-savvy than the average user. Regardless, it seems that those same folks are in for some major changes related to the EV crossover’s interface over the coming months.

“Mustang Mach-E is due for a major software update later this year that will refresh the entire interface displayed on the screens in the car,” Ford CEO Jim Farley told The Verge in a recent interview. Farley also likened it to a major Apple iPhone update, saying “the whole UX is going to change.” Farley also expressed his desire to roll out more frequent updates moving forward, something that both Apple and Tesla are known for. “We’re still not shipping enough software to the car,” he said. However, Doug Field, who has spent time at both of those companies, “has begun to improve things,” according to FoMoCo’s top executive.

Frequent over-the-air updates are already a staple of Tesla ownership, with smaller bug fixes and new features being rolled out regularly, while more comprehensive interface overhauls and new software are introduced less frequently.

In the meantime, the Ford Mustang Mach-E continues to face heavy demand as The Blue Oval shut down orders for all 2022 models last month. However, the automaker plans to more than double its battery supply and ramp up production to 200,000 units annually by 2023. In the meantime, it isn’t just lower-priced Mach-E models and configurations that are attracting buyers, as the high-performance GT and all-wheel drive are proving quite popular as well.

We’ll have more on the Mach-E soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Mustang Mach-E news and non-stop Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Joe

    As so will the large price increases.

  2. mike

    Big deal. You still can’t buy one and dealers are still fleecing you for like $9000.00 above sticker.

    1. Tim Tripp

      Not all dealers. Five Star Ford in Fort Worth, TX didn’t charge a ADC at all. Very honorable dealer and great to work with.

      1. Bob Moore

        Having worked there I can tell u what goes on behind closed doors is anything but honorable.

  3. Tim Tripp

    I love my Mach-E but I’m disappointed in how slowly Ford is updating the main screen’s software. I see Tesla owners are able to watch Netflix while charging, sing Kareoke, use Pet Mode to leave their pets safely in the car, and most importantly, use Sentry mode in case of an accident or vandalism. All of these should be possible in Mach-E and I hope Ford really does update more frequently.

    1. Drew Ford Retiree

      You would prioritize discretionary, stationary entertainment over a critical need to fix the font for quicker, safer readability while driving?!?!?!? Beyond a shadow of doubt, the font needs to be less frail (heavier strokes) and larger.

  4. Steven Rounds

    I’ve got a 2021 Mach-E GTPE, delivered new to me on Oct. 15, 2021. I have NEVER gotten ANY updates, EVER. NONE!

  5. robh

    Its funny how some view things as great, that others would see as a pain in the butt. I don’t have an EV and wouldn’t really want one. And articles like this reinforce that sentiment. I do, however, have an iPhone and apple watch. And the one thing i absolutely hate is when i get a software update. Invariably, that update causes some of the minimal things i do with these devices to work differently or not at all. i end up spending lots of time with Apple Care to deal with the aftermath of their updates. Its gotten so annoying that i no sooner have an update done on that watch, where a couple weeks later, they are trying to send me another. I keep having to tap “not now” as i don’t have the time to be on the phone with them afterward to fix issues the software update creates. I plan on getting rid of the apple watch for this reason. So I can’t imagine wanting to replicate that scenario with my car!

    1. John Bokilo

      Hahaha. Man, count your blessings that you don’t have Samsung phones.

    2. Kayden

      It just sounds like you’re not good with technology…. Anyone who can’t update their iPhone should not even be driving.

  6. John Bokilo

    Hahaha. Man, count your blessings that you don’t have Samsung phones.

    1. Miriam

      As an Android/Samsung owner for years, I have to say you couldn’t be more wrong. I’ve had absolutely little to no problems with any of the updates I’ve gotten throughout the years. Maybe you need to brush up on you phone/tech skills? Idk

  7. Dar

    That would be wonderful. The UI leaves a lot to be desired.

  8. Ray

    The current UI has a number of rough edges, both in flow and also simple things like proper centering and alignment of objects. In current form it does its job, but it just feels like it was rushed or someone wasn’t doing a good job with attention to detail.
    As someone who does screen interface design as part of their job, I really wish I had an avenue to offer some feedback.


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