When Good Software Updates For Electric Cars GO BAD

From Transport Evolved.

Modern electric cars have the capability to add new features and fix faults using over-the-air software updates. Even some internal combustion engine models are now getting OTA updates. But what happens when an OTA update goes wrong? What happens next? And how can you insulate yourself from potential problems?

Let’s take a look at the Ford Mustang Mach E failed updates from the tail end of last year to find out more…


00:00 – Intro
02:36 – OTAs are Awesome!
03:28 – OTA updates for EVs are even more awesome!
04:12 – The case of the bricked Mustang Mach E
04:57 – Ford was able to react
06:40 – What remains unkown.
08:07 – Nikki’s experiences with PowerUp updates
09:11 – OTA update failures are rare – but they do sometimes happen
09:47 – What causes them?
11:46 – Good OTA update practice for computers…
13:28 – Automotive OTA update practices are similar…
15:44 – Thanks, and Goodbye!


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Script: Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield
Presenter: Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield
Editor, Colorist: Michael Horton
Art and Animation: Erin Carlie
Producer: Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield
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