E-car Hyundai Ioniq 5 now takes over-the-air updates
From now on, all owners of the Hyundai Ioniq 5 e-car will enjoy the benefits of over-the-air updates for their infotainment system (infotainment OTA updates).
In future, these customers will receive all map and infotainment updates automatically "over the air" via the E-CUV's SIM card installed in the vehicle. Gone are the days of manually downloading and installing or even visiting a workshop to get updates. The Ioniq 5 is the first Hyundai model in Europe to offer OTA functionality to its drivers.
The new technology, which is based on mobile internet, offers owners of the 2022 World Car of the Year above all convenience and time savings. Customers can decide for themselves when and where they want to update their vehicle software. Ioniq 5 drivers will also enjoy greater peace of mind knowing that their vehicle is always up-to-date with the latest software and navigation maps - as well as the latest infotainment features and improvements in service quality.
To make the Ioniq 5 finally OTA-ready and to receive all updates automatically in the future, the basic software of the infotainment system has to be updated once manually to the latest version (at least version 220211). This version can be downloaded from the Hyundai navigation updates website and transferred to the car via USB stick. Those who need assistance with this can also contact a Hyundai dealer, the manufacturer said in a recent announcement.
After that, the infotainment system of the Ioniq 5 will always automatically download and install new software as soon as it is available. Because this process runs in the background, customers do not have to worry about anything and can of course continue to use navigation and infotainment during the update. Once the update is complete, a notification is sent to the car owner's smartphone via the Bluelink app.
Two updates per year are planned
In the future, Hyundai says it plans to make two infotainment OTA updates available for download each year. The first will be available from around mid-June and will gradually be sent to all Ioniq 5 owners who have installed the basic software update (at least version 220211). The second update in 2022 is planned for the second half of the year.