Volkswagen CEO Herbert Dies has announced that the 2021 ID.4 will get a “major” over-the-air (OTA) update this summer. The update will add features to Volkswagen’s all-electric vehicle, including higher on-board charging capacity, plug-and-charge, and AutoHold.
Diess had an open discussion this week in his Ask Me Anything session on Reddit. He answered as many questions as he could, including when the 2021.4 ID will get the OTA update.
In April 2021, auto parts expert Sandy Monroe performed a disassembly of the Volkswagen ID.4. Monroe VW ID.4 teardown It resulted in an overall positive review. Although Monroe criticized the Volkswagen ID. 4 infotainment system. Note that id. The center display 4 was less handy than the Tesla Model 3 and the Model Y infotainment system.
However, VW appears determined to improve the software in its cars. On February 14, 2022, CARIAD, Volkswagen’s automotive software company, announced the appointment of Herbert Diess as the new chair of the supervisory board. Dies took charge of Software and CARIAD at the start of the year on January 1, 2022.
CARIAD develops a range of technologies with the help of approximately 4,500 engineers and developers around the world. It works on a unified software platform for all the brands of the Volkswagen Group.
“We are building capabilities to become self-sufficient in automotive programmes, mainly through organic growth [acquisitions,] Partnerships to build own intellectual property and hire technical talent,” Deiss replied to A Reddit AMA Question. “Last year, we employed about 1,000 software engineers. To get the IP, we started a partnership with Bosch. To strengthen our image recognition capabilities, we acquired the Hella Aglaia team.”
“More is coming. Right now, we invest $2 billion in software annually, and CARIAD is already delivering software updates over the air, preparing new launches and features with our brands.”
The CARIAD software platform is expected to be deployed by the end of 2025. The platform will include a unified and scalable architecture, an automated operating system and the cloud. It will also include advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), an infotainment platform, and software functions to link powertrains, chassis and charging technology.
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