New functions and greater comfort: Volkswagen launches Over-the-Air Updates for the ID. family
Extensive improvements thanks to Over-the-Air Updates
models comes with many functional improvements: these include enhanced ID. Light functionalities, optimised surroundings recognition and dynamic main beam control, improved operability and design modifications for the infotainment system, as well as performance and stability improvements.
The software updates are delivered via mobile data transfer, straight to the central high-performance computers in the ID. In the case of cars based on the modern MEB platform, these take on functions that were previously distributed across a host of control units in earlier vehicle generations. The new electronics architecture is not only more powerful and intelligent, it also simplifies the exchange of data and functions between systems in the car.
Focus is always on customers with ID. Digital
Cars that always have the latest software on board and offer an excellent digital customer experience are extremely important for the future success of the Volkswagen brand, said Thomas Ulbrich, member of the Board of Management for Development at Volkswagen. We established the agile project unit ID. Digital specifically to enable us to continuously update software in the car. As such, we are able to quickly gather customer feedback and react flexibly to customer requirements. This means the ID. models remain constantly up to date after delivery, and customer cars retain their value better.
Digital and CARIAD, the Volkswagen Group’s car software organisation.
Business model 2.0: the future of mobility
With Over-the-Air Updates of the software, the Volkswagen brand is laying the foundations for new business models – as laid out in the ACCELERATE strategy. In the future, customers will no longer need to decide on functions for their car when purchasing the car – or which configuration will make for a higher resale value. In the future, additional functions and innovative technology can be added later via software updates.
Jul 06, 2021 at 03:34