After about a year and a half and more than 25,000 miles driven, we’re nearing the end of our time with our long-term 2021 Ford F-150 Limited hybrid. Before it leaves our fleet, however, we’ll have a few more updates to share, including a forthcoming report on how our test truck’s active air dam was damaged — again — and a real-world fuel-economy comparison with the redesigned 2022 Toyota Tundra. This time around, we’re documenting the details of a recent Ford Power-Up over-the-air software update our F-150 received via its embedded FordPass Connect modem.
We received a notification via the F-150’s infotainment screen that an OTA software update was available, so I tapped the Install button on the screen when I parked for the night. When I started the truck the next day, another notification window informed us that the functionality of the vehicle’s camera systems had been improved.