Paradigm shift for software updates. The future over-the-air updates will reflect a paradigm shift in the automotive world: The vehicles download the latest update to the vehicle via a mobile data link. All ID. versions thus always have update-to-date software. What’s more: even new functions can be installed by way of over-the-air updates.
Future over-the-air updates for the ICAS computers. The planned next-generation over-the-air updates will make it possible for Volkswagen to update the software architecture via a mobile data connection for the first time. This is because the updates will be installed directly to the ICAS1 and ICAS3 high-performance computers and will update their operating system and firmware.
As easy as a smartphone update. As soon as new software is available, the driver will be notified with a message in the ID. Cockpit. The driver will only get this message when the download has been completed and the software loaded in the background. It has not yet been installed at this point. Installation of the new software can be started only when the ID.3, ID.4 or ID.4 GTX has been parked. If they wish, the driver can have information on the current update displayed. For safety reasons, it is not possible to start the car during the update. As soon as installation has been completed, the driver must briefly actively end the update by pressing the OK button on the multifunction steering wheel – and the ID.3, ID.4 or ID.4 GTX is now ready to be driven with the new software.