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Hyundai Ioniq 5 can now be updated remotely

Hyundai Ioniq 5 can now be updated remotely

The Ionic 5 was Hyundai’s first car to integrate the device for remote updates. Only limited technology for cartography and infotainment system and final manual update required for its implementation.

The remote upgrades first introduced by Tesla are gradually gaining popularity among manufacturers. I must say that the benefits of the solution have not diminished for users who no longer have to travel and for the manufacturer who no longer has to manage the logistics to return to the dealership.

At Hyundai, the Ioniq 5 is the first model to integrate technology. With the OTA (Over the Air) updates, Korean electric SUV owners will be able to download maps and the latest versions of infotainment software directly. Without a WiFi connection, the data will be downloaded via the SIM card installed in the vehicle.

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Update for updates

To make Ioniq 5 “OTA friendly”, the infotainment system version must first be updated (version 220211 or later). To do this, customers have two solutions:

  • Go to the manufacturer’s website (Link here), Download the latest version and transfer it to the car via USB flash drive
  • Go directly to offers to handle

When this final step is completed, updates will be automatic.

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Two updates per year

Hyundai claims to provide two OTA updates each year. The first will be available in mid-June and the second will be launched in the second half of 2022.

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However, in terms of performance, the Hyundai will go much lower than the Tesla. While American brand updates may be related to battery or engine upgrades, those offered by the Korean brand focus solely on the infotainment system.