Hyundai introduces OTA updates for Ioniq 5

Hyundai now offers over-the-air updates to all owners of the Ioniq 5, making it the first Hyundai in Europe with the feature. But it is only for the infotainment and map system and requires one final manual update.

With the infotainment OTA updates, customers will receive all map and infotainment updates automatically via the SIM card installed in the vehicle, according to the Hyundai announcement. The Ioniq 5 is the first Hyundai model in Europe to receive the OTA functionality.

To make the Ioniq 5 OTA-enabled, the basic infotainment system software must be updated (minimum version 220211). Customers can download this software from the Hyundai navigation update website and transfer it to the car via USB stick – or dealers can help out. After that, the infotainment updates should be automatic.

In the future, Hyundai says it will make two infotainment OTA updates available for download each year. The first is to be available from mid-June and will be automatically applied to customers with software version 220211. The second update is planned for the second half of 2022.

As mentioned, it currently only affects the infotainment system. Hyundai does not mention whether other control units – for example, from the drive system – will also be able to receive new functions via OTA updates in the future. Other manufacturers, such as Tesla and Polestar, have also installed range-relevant innovations via OTA updates in the past.


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