Over The Air Updates In Electric Vehicles

Electric vehicles are always pushing the limits of technology and bringing us new and useful features. One of the best features is over-the-air (OTA) updates. OTA updates bring new features and bug fixes to a vehicle wirelessly using cellular networks or wifi. OTA updates are very important for electric cars because they can fix problems with the car wirelessly, without having to go to a mechanic or dealership. OTA updates can also add new features to your car, which can make driving it more fun or convenient.

Tesla software settings screen
Tesla software settings screen

For electric cars, OTA updates usually come through the car’s infotainment system. This means that you will usually see a notification on your car’s screen or from your vehicles’s phone app when there is an update available. To download and install the update, you will usually need to be parked in a stationary location and have the car’s charging cable plugged in. Depending on the vehicle you may need to be connected to wifi as well.

Once the update is downloaded, it will install automatically. This process will usually take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, so you will want to make sure that you have enough time before beginning the update. If you’re planning to drive within less than an hour, it may be best to wait and update later. Just make sure to install the update when you can. OTA updates are an important way of keeping your electric car running smoothly and efficiently.

Updates can contain new features and improvements, but more importantly, they contain bug fixes and safety updates. That’s why it’s important to keep up with updates. Your vehicle manufacturer may also require you to keep up with software updates in order to maintain your vehicle’s warranty coverage. Make sure to keep an eye out for notifications about available updates, and don’t forget to install them when they become available!