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Apple Maps EV Routing in CarPlay Rolling out to F-150 Lightning

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Hi F-150 Lightning Owners! Love using Apple Maps? We are excited to share that you will soon be able to use Apple Maps EV Routing in CarPlay with your F-150 Lightning.

All F-150 Lightning owners will now have the option to use Apple Maps EV Routing to plan their next trip. In addition to Ford Power My Trip, Apple Maps EV Routing is another great option to input your destination and find charging stations along the way when connected to CarPlay.

It is super simple. Just enter your trip details into CarPlay. Apple Maps will then calculate the estimated state of charge you will have when you get to a destination. Apple Maps will route you to a charging station if it estimates that a charge is required. Here are additional details on how it works.

Friendly reminder to make sure you have Ford Automatic Updates turned ON and set a recurring schedule so that you can receive all of the latest Ford software updates that will enable you to experience features like Apple Maps EV Routing!

Please note, battery preconditioning is not available on Apple Maps EV Routing.

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Always right on time. Anyway, does this mean the 6.X series of SW is picking back up?
 

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Great for apple fans, now get to work on Android Auto / Google Maps, and while you're in there make traction battery preconditioning work for charging destinations.
 

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Great for apple fans, now get to work on Android Auto / Google Maps, and while you're in there make traction battery preconditioning work for charging destinations.
Yea I’m quite surprised they didn’t include battery conditioning with the feature. Poor implementation that you then need to switch to the ford nav to enable the preconditioning, all while driving……
 

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Thanks, this was available on the 6.3 update about 1 months ago.

What’s going on with 6.4?
 

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Thanks, this was available on the 6.3 update about 1 months ago.

What’s going on with 6.4?
Slow down. There is a huge number of Lightnings that have not received any type of update. Ever. Let Ford focus on getting those vehicles updated.
 

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Slow down. There is a huge number of Lightnings that have not received any type of update. Ever. Let Ford focus on getting those vehicles updated.
It’s not about the update. Hopefully you get an update soon… good luck…
 

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Slow down. There is a huge number of Lightnings that have not received any type of update. Ever. Let Ford focus on getting those vehicles updated.
How true... I am lucky to be in 6.x, but I didn't get any updates after 6.1.
 

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A well-intended recommendation ... you would garner much more positive customer satisfaction by focusing on owners successfully installing all of the previously released updates prior to announcing new ones. An new update is akin to pouring salt in an open wound for those who are many months behind on updates.

That said, here is an update that would trump all other updates ... update the 12 volt battery SOC issues so updates actually have a chance of installing.
 

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Hi F-150 Lightning Owners! Love using Apple Maps? We are excited to share that you will soon be able to use Apple Maps EV Routing in CarPlay with your F-150 Lightning.

All F-150 Lightning owners will now have the option to use Apple Maps EV Routing to plan their next trip. In addition to Ford Power My Trip, Apple Maps EV Routing is another great option to input your destination and find charging stations along the way when connected to CarPlay.

It is super simple. Just enter your trip details into CarPlay. Apple Maps will then calculate the estimated state of charge you will have when you get to a destination. Apple Maps will route you to a charging station if it estimates that a charge is required. Here are additional details on how it works.

Friendly reminder to make sure you have Ford Automatic Updates turned ON and set a recurring schedule so that you can receive all of the latest Ford software updates that will enable you to experience features like Apple Maps EV Routing!

Please note, battery preconditioning is not available on Apple Maps EV Routing.

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@Ford Motor Company PLEASE make OTAs and this capability available for Ligntnings with an AUG2023 Blend date
 

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Friendly reminder to make sure you have Ford Automatic Updates turned ON and set a recurring schedule so that you can receive all of the latest
@Ford Motor Company I appreciate you posting about the upcoming release. And I know you are just one person representing the hard work of thousands to make the most out of our Ford Truck experience. So thank you.

Nevertheless, may I recommend you publish update targets. If it makes sense to publish when blend dates will become eligible (or whatever criteria clusters vehicles together for eligibility), that would go a very, very long way to temper expectations. The messaging above seems to indicate that all Lightnings will be eligible, but that has not been true as there remain many Lightnings that have not yet received any update. This led me to jump through hoops to troubleshoot what is wrong with our trucks. A simple... "Not yet, but here is the target date" would go a long way.

I know it is not identical, and in fact may be an order of magnitude larger in complexity, however, Samsung faces a similar public communications need when a new version of Android becomes available every late Summer. Samsung provides a release schedule across their product line to set customer expectations.

But for Lightning OTA? We have to piece together from non-authoritative sources and fill in the blanks with guesses.
 

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The silly thing is that after enabling this, I got in my ICE vehicle and did some navigating with Apple Maps (not even connected to CarPlay in that vehicle) and it still showed me estimated battery percentage on arrival and charger stations. You would think it would know what vehicle it's in based on connection through CarPlay, but I think this exposes that the battery data isn't even provided to the phone via the CarPlay connection, but OTA via Ford's servers, which sucks if you go out of reception (or start navigating in a different vehicle!). ABRP is still superior in that regard (aside from the frequent app crashing!).

The other issue (this one on Ford's side) is that it won't display your time of arrival anymore. I find that extremely useful. Another one that ABRP is better at.
 


 


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