Volkswagen introduces Over-the-Air Updates for all ID. models. effective immediately, all ID. models will receive regular software updates via mobile data transfer. Volkswagen continues process of transformation into software-oriented mobility provider.
First update will see customers benefit from optimized surroundings recognition, more intuitive operability of the infotainment system, and other new features for ID.3, ID.4 and ID.4 GTX with immediate effect.
Over-the-Air Updates as the basis for new business models and additional revenue
In future, the company plans to provide its customers with free software around every twelve weeks to keep the vehicles up to date and improve the customer experience. Volkswagen is also aiming to generate increased revenue during the usage phase with new, data-based business models – for services and functions that the customer can now order as required, whenever these are needed. For example, this could be Travel Assist or improved battery performance for long journeys, or even automated driving at a later point in time. Volkswagen sees the potential to generate hundreds of millions in additional revenue over the next few years.