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2023 Ford Super Duty Adopts FNV Electrical Architecture

Back in May of 2020, Ford Authority reported that the Ford Mustang Mach-E would be capable of receiving over-the-air updates, and just a few days later, the all-new 2021 Ford F-150 was added to that list as well. This capability was enabled by Ford’s new Fully-Networked Vehicle (FNV) electrical architecture, a feature that’s also been incorporated into the brand new 2023 Ford Super Duty as well.

Ford Super Duty engineering manager, Aaron Bresky, confirmed to Ford Authority Executive Editor, Alex Luft, at the truck’s reveal in Kentucky that the all-new pickup has indeed adopted the FNV architecture, which means that it will also be capable of receiving over-the-air updates. But aside from enabling OTA capability, FNV also provides more protection against hackers and cyber attacks, protecting user data in the process. FNV will also continue to evolve over time, providing customers with a host of services that will help keep them connected and make vehicles safer in the long run.

There is one downside to this extra layer of security, however, and that’s the fact that FNV will make it more difficult for third-party companies to tune vehicles equipped with it, as Ford Authority originally reported back in December 2020. That’s certainly true in the case of the all-new, next-generation 2024 Ford Mustang, which also utilizes FNV and will be “much more difficult” to tune, as Ford Authority reported earlier this month. However, Ford remains open to collaborating with tuners looking to modify vehicles like the S650, and this doesn’t prevent it from offering performance enhancements or tunes for the new pony car.

Aside from its new FNV electrical architecture, the 2023 Ford Super Duty ushers in a host of changes for the popular pickup, including revised styling inside and out with a brand new cab, a beefed-up framean enhanced, integrated tailgate step, as well as a brand new 6.8L V8 as the model’s standard powerplant – a notable detail that Ford Authority was the first to report – though that particular engine doesn’t have a name. However, one notable omission from the new Super Duty is Ford’s BlueCruise hands-free highway driving feature, partly because it isn’t currently operable with a trailer.

We’ll have more on the 2023 Super Duty soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for the latest Ford F-Series newsFord Super Duty news, and continuous 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. Bob

    They need the self driving feature, most of these trucks only tow 20% of the time, have it disable when trailer is plugged in, simple.

  2. ,Don and Sharon Hoffman

    When will Ford have better tire choices on the F450 so we dont have to put up with the Continental problems?


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