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Ford to update the MKZ hybrid to make it more efficient

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Ford will be implementing a series of calibration updates that will improve the fuel efficiency of the 2013 C-MAX Hybrid, Fusion Hybrid, and Lincoln MKZ Hybrid. These updates would improve fuel efficiency during short trips, highway travel and during use of the climate control system.

Specifically, the changes will optimize the Active Grille Shutter to reduce drag, minimize the use of the air conditioning compressor, and make it possible to drive the car in pure-electric mode at speeds up to 85 mph.

Raj Nair, Ford VP of Global Product Development says, "We are committed to continuously improving the fuel economy of our vehicles. We believe these actions will provide our customers enhanced on-road fuel economy satisfaction."

What do you think of this news? Is it good that fuel efficiency will be improved, or does it just show that Ford is making mistakes when it first releases its models?
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Well just look at phone for example, I hate to compare the two but hey phones and electronic devices get firmware updates too so why should cars when they figure out on how to improve and get better mpgs or whatever that my benefit the car owners.
It makes sense but just how different can it be when they make the changes from the original software?

How does the update work and what does it change in order to achieve better efficiency?
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