Volkswagen promises to update the software of its electric vehicles very privatelyMarch 6, 2021
Volkswagen has decided that the ID family will receive one major software update every quarter. Updates will be “arriving” starting in the summer of 2021.
“Software updates for all of our VW ID electric vehicles will be supported throughout their entire lifecycle,” said Thomas Ulbrich, head of technical development for the German VW brand. “Wireless updates will also be the new norm for cars in the future.”
OTA updates will be created by a dedicated ID.Digital division.
The development of the MEB modular architecture, on which all future electric vehicles of the VW Group, in particular the ID.3 hatchback, will be built, was initially associated with some software problems.
According to the results of test drives of the ID.4 model, it turned out that its multimedia complex literally spoils all the favorable impressions of the electric crossover. The sluggish infotainment software is more like “hello from 2007,” rather than what you might expect from a modern electric car.
Volkswagen now says that with these wireless updates, it will be able to quickly improve the software on VW ID family models and the customer experience with the vehicle.
Indeed, electric cars that were produced a couple of days ago will already be able to receive ID.Software 2.1 updates. “Implementing wireless updates is a very important step in our transformation into a technology company,” said Ralf Brandstätter, CEO of the Volkswagen brand.
Not so long ago, AutoTimesNews wrote that an electric Skoda will be created on the basis of the available VW ID.1. The Volkswagen ID.1, which will be the German brand’s most affordable electric car, will be the base for the future successor to the current Skoda Citigo. However, the Czech novelty will not be presented until 2025.
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