Volvo performs remote updates on 190,000 cars at a time

Volvo performs remote updates on 190,000 cars at a time

The remote update was carried out in 34 countries including Brazil and will reach the entire range of hybrid and electric vehicles.

New Volvo cars are capable of software updates over the air (OTA). This technology is essential to fulfill Volvo Cars’ ambition to continue to improve customer cars and establish itself as the industry leader.

According to the Swedish brand, the OTA update now reaches the latest XC90 models and follows models that already had Android Automotive OS, such as the XC60, XC40 and C40. That means the company’s entire portfolio can now receive over-the-air updates to the vehicle’s operating system.

Owners of Volvo models equipped with OTA technology will receive an update of their infotainment system to the latest version of Android Automotive OS, Android 11. They will also have access to new types of apps on Google Play, including navigation, charging and parking . , now available with streaming video, expected to be added later in the year.

“By making all Volvo models capable of receiving air conditioning, we are making important progress towards our mission to make our customers’ cars better every day,” said Henrik Green, product director at Volvo Cars. “This is an important step: we are now updating all types of vehicles in a large area of ​​our markets, bringing the benefits of constant remote updates to a growing number of customers.”

Additionally, the latest OTA update brings feature improvements, from better power management to cabin climate control, as well as performance improvements and updates for compatibility between mobile apps and in-car apps.

Power management improvements help maintain proper battery temperatures during cold and hot days, increasing operating range. application Volvo cars You will also receive more frequent vehicle updates about the battery percentage during the ongoing journey.

190 thousand cars

The latest update will be the eighth for the brand and its release this week also marks the start of OTA updates in several new markets that have taken the world by surprise. Among the new beneficiaries are India, Taiwan and New Zealand, which added to countries that already had OTA updates such as South Korea, Australia, Thailand and Singapore now reaching more than 190,000 Volvo cars worldwide.

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