The Ford Mustang Mach-E can now play YouTube videos while you charge
The electric Ford Mustang Mach-E is a fast car, especially the GT model which can accelerate to 60 mph in just 3.5 seconds.
But he also spends a lot of time still.
Depending on the size of the pack, it takes 38 to 45 minutes to charge the battery of a Mach-E to 80% at a public fast charging station.
That’s comparable to most electric car models today, but long enough that owners need to find ways to pass the time, whether it’s work or a bite to eat.
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Ford is now offering its customers another way to be entertained without leaving their vehicle.
The Mustang Mach-E’s Sync 4A infotainment system software is updated over-the-air with a Power-Up that allows it to play YouTube videos, as well as NBC’s streaming apps.
The new feature was demonstrated in a video posted on Twitter by Ryan McManus, director of the automaker’s D-Ford human-centered design lab.
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The video function works whenever the Mustang Mach-E is parked, not just while charging, and requires either a connection to an external Wi-Fi network or a subscription to a wireless internet connection for the vehicle itself .
Sync 4A is also equipped with several video games as well as sketchbook functionality, while Tesla currently offers games and YouTube as well as Netflix and Hulu and other streaming video apps through its infotainment system.
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Ford hasn’t announced a specific timeline for when all Sync 4A-equipped vehicles will receive the upgrade or when additional video apps might be added.