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It looks like the Cars.com long-awaited F-150, which has more than a year left on its ownership at last Ready to receive Blu-ray, pairs Ford Driver Assistance System Free hand Focus line with adjustable cross control. Earlier this week, representatives of the local Ford Distribution Service told us that the update would come with software downloaded from a Ford server and loaded onto our truck. And, we are told that everything is ready.

You can imagine how surprised we were when we took the car yesterday without getting any information about the blueprint.

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How we got here

When we plan Bought our 2021 F-150After naming the best of 2021, the Blu-ray feature was once added to the on-air upgrade (OTA) update, which is one of the many features of the new model that can only be measured over a long period of time – ownership time. Behavior later than expected to arrive in Ford by mid-2020 He announced his intention to start Blucross, when called an active drive assistant, The company said The technology “will be available in the third quarter of 2021” via the Mustang Mach-E models and the upgraded F-150 with OTA updates to the required hardware from the Ford Alternative Co-Pilot 360 Active 2.0 preparation package. Waiting for the final update at the time of purchase, we did. He chose The F-150’s spendy Limited trim includes Co-Pilot360 Active 2.0 setup at no extra cost.

With the third quarter of 2021 declining with no blues sign, we arrived at Ford for an update. Automotive spokesman Dawn Mckenzie told Cars.com on September 2:The OTA on the F-150 must have happened this fall, and new trucks with the feature “were now being shipped. In other words, maybe fourth Quarter.

Even waiting for that time will be short-lived. Eight weeks after the conference call, Ford CEO Jim Farley said the OTA bluetooth updates will come in the first quarter of 2022.

“We are sending in Mach-E. [and] F-series now [with] When the Blue Crosses leave the factory, and we will be OTA-ing BlueCruise in the first quarter, ”Ford reported. Copy of October 27 call. “We want to improve the customer experience. So we pushed back in terms of OTA because we want it to be easier for the customer than originally planned. And it requires a little planning to integrate.

Blu-ray and other Level 2 systems – you can Acceleration, brake and steering But they still need the attention of drivers – “it needs a lot of improvements to the car,” Farley continued. “We want it to be very simple. That took a little extra work on our team. And so we are now in the process of shipping products. And according to OTA, it will be in the first quarter [of 2022], And it will be easier than ever to use and access that OTA and update it for the client.

Earlier this month, we learned that Blueprint could be the fastest way to get a buyer upgrade instead of waiting for Ford to push its character into the air. Coincidentally, our F-150 had a safety note, and we reported that it was complete, so we asked if our local dealer could see the blues. A service representative said: “We are one of the first owners to contact BlueCruise, but they are investigating. Later in the day, the agent said the upload was possible and in progress.

The distributor said that our service technician was able to download the update directly from a Ford server and upload it to the F-150 via a scanner. The Ford server said it would push some software through the OTAs before automation issues – an explanation consistent with what the automaker had told us. Ford spokeswoman Wesherwood told Cars.com in an email on January 5 that Mustang Mach-E and F-150 customers Distributors will be able to receive blueprints on their existing vehicles prior to the Ford Power Up Air Update updates, as well as in the first quarter. [of 2022]. ”

So what happened?

We have confirmed that our truck is defective in various bluetooth materials and highway testing. What was said about him, our distributor said he would investigate. It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post.

Suffice it to say, we, like the other F-150 and Mach-E owners, are still waiting for the Blu-ray.

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