VW launches OTA updates for all ID. models

From now on, all VW ID. models will receive regular software updates via mobile data transfer. The first update ‘ID. Software 2.3’ provides improvements in the image recognition of the camera or the operation of the infotainment system, among other things.

Until now, the updates were only available in the test phase to customers registered in the so-called “ID. First Movers Club”. The updates are available to all customers of an ID.3, ID.4 and ID.4 GTX. In future, VW wants to roll out updates approximately every twelve weeks.

The over-the-air updates are being developed in coordination with CARIAD, the group’s software company. “The new updates are a central functionality of the digital, connected car. They will quickly become normal for our customers, in the same way as they have for their smartphones,” says Thomas Ulbrich, Volkswagen Board Member for Development. “Software development is iterative and fast. We work in short cycles, like a tech company, and provide updates to our customers at correspondingly short intervals.”

The update to version ‘ID. Software 2.3’ is intended to provide new functions for the ID. Light. It now shows indications intended to provide intuitive support for energy-saving driving and drive with the automatic distance control ‘Active Cruise Control’ (ACC), for example. The image processing of the multifunction camera has also been improved; it recognises motorbikes and other road users even faster. The same applies in the dark: here, the dynamic high beam control – if onboard – is to regulate its own light even more precisely. In addition, the graphics of the central infotainment display will be calmer and clearer and the operation more intuitive – Volkswagen says it is also incorporating feedback from the first ID. customers.

Volkswagen is also planning to generate more revenue in the usage phase through new, data-based business models – for services and functions that customers can add as needed. And precisely when they are needed. In the future, this could include Travel Assist for long-distance journeys or improved battery performance and highly automated driving at a later date. With these additional digital services, Volkswagen aims to generate additional sales in the triple-digit millions over the next few years.



about „VW launches OTA updates for all ID. models“
13.09.2021 um 15:57
Is there any information if other VW brands will receive software updates as frequently (every 12 weeks) as VW models or are Cupra and Škoda buyers disadvantaged, even though they use the same software?Does anyone know how many years VW will ship features updates in total and how many years security updates will be available?
D Link
14.09.2021 um 07:45
Will these OTA updates only be “software” or will they also include firmware updates, like Tesla offers?
29.10.2021 um 08:57
I currently drive a VW ID6X in China and I am in love with the car, but the software is really unstable and slow, it is jammed at times and connectivity is like in the 2010 cars. I hope it really goes changed little by little, but they have a lot of work to do. The multimedia player is ridiculous, at this time brands like, Nio, XPEG, Tesla and others that offer TV content as on a smart TV. For the user of VW, you must download them illegally in DivX ... I know that this sounds to do illegal things, but during the loading times on rainfall or cold days, it comes great to have something to do inside the car.

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