First software updates will arrive in the summer
Volkswagen announced that all electric models ID.3 and ID.4 produced from the eighth week of this year’s calendar already have all the prerequisites to be able to receive ‘over-the-air’ updates.
German brand takes on the role of supplier of hardware, software and services in the digitization of its products and the generalization of updates ‘over-the-air’ is its next step. These wireless system updates or physical connections will be available via W-LAN and mobile networks.
Starting in the summer, Volkswagen will provide all customers with an iD model. an update every three months, which will improve the performance of the software and may include new functions and customization options.
“This will ensure that all ID models. delivered will be maintained throughout their life cycle with the same level of software as any new car ”, says the head of VW technical development Thomas Ulbrich.
The prerequisite for having wireless updates available is the installation of ID.Software 2.1 than in the new ID models. produced from the eighth week of this year already comes as standard. For its customers who already have an ID model, VW informs that they will have to visit the dealer for their installation.