ACD July 21, 2021
Volkswagen has announced that OTA (wireless over the air) updates are now available for its ID.4 and ID.3 models.
Volkswagen has just announced the official launch of software updates over the air (over the air, OTA) for your family of current and future fully electric ID vehicles. With this, the German brand takes an important step with the intention of focusing more on software in the future.
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VW maintains that the great advantage of its electric cars is that will be updated at all times, which will make them better maintain their value, something that, according to the brand, is a first in the industry. “This makes Volkswagen the first and only large-volume manufacturer to make this innovative technology widely available to its customers,” says the German manufacturer.
Thus the electric car is always up-to-date and does not lose value
Volkswagen CEO Ralf Brandstätter argues, the automaker’s new digital customer experience will offer updates and new features every 12 weeks. “>
2 photos According to Ralf Brandstätter, CEO of Volkswagen, the new digital customer experience of the automaker will offer updates and new features every 12 weeks.
Probably It won’t be long before many other brands follow Volkswagen in this strategy. In fact, some have already gone ahead with OTA updates, and others plan to introduce them soon.
The Volkswagen ID.3 will be the first model to benefit from the new updates. In July 2021, VW will ship the version of software ID.Software 2.3 to your «First Movers Club» customers remotelyto. The update includes operational, performance and comfort adjustments and improvements. Updates for the rest of ID.3, ID.4 and ID.4 GTX clients will arrive gradually.
Tesla prepares a monthly payment for the upgrade or upgrade packs
“Over the air updates are a core functionality of the digital and connected car,” explains CARIAD CEO Dirk Hilgenberg, the Volkswagen Group’s automotive software company. «They will become the norm for customers, as well as downloading the latest operating system or applications on your smartphone«, Concludes.
At the same time, the OTA functionalities pave the way for future new business models and it will mean that the customer does not have to decide the configurations, features or functions of the car at the time of purchase, as updates are possible in the future.
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