All new Volvo models sold in Malaysia from 2023 onwards to receive OTA software updates

Shaun · Apr 8, 2022 10:00 AM

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  • All new Volvos (except some variants of the XC40) from model year 2023 to receive OTA updates
  • Reaches 190k cars globally in this week's release
  • Malaysian market included

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Volvo has announced that all new Volvo car models from 2023 onwards are available with over-the-air (OTA) software update capability. The OTA capability now comes to the Volvo XC90, Volvo S60 and Volvo V60, and follows the technology’s initial introduction on Volvo Cars’ fully electric cars. 

This means that the company’s full portfolio can now receive an update of the car’s complete operating system over the air.

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Volvo owners will see their infotainment upgraded to a newer version of Android Automotive OS, Android 11 with the OTA update going out this week. They’ll also get access to new app categories on Google Play, including navigation, charging and parking now available with video streaming expected to be added later in the year.

However, Volvo said that the OTA capability and Google Services are not available on all variants of the Volvo XC40.

Also read: Launched in Malaysia: Volvo XC40 Recharge EV - First CKD EV, 408 PS/660 Nm, 418 km range

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The latest OTA update said to bring feature improvements, ranging from better energy management through improved climate timers and updates to mobile app functionality and in-car applications. It is the company’s eighth complete car update and will reach more than 190,000 Volvo cars across the globe.

Markets where Volvo Cars now introduces OTA updates include Australia, Hong Kong, India, South Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand.

Also read: Volvo wants to overtake Porsche for No.1 luxury EV brand in Malaysia, targets higher than global

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“By making all Volvo models able to receive over-the-air updates, we make important progress towards our ambition of making our customers’ cars better every day,” said Henrik Green, chief product officer at Volvo Cars.

“This is a significant milestone: we’re now updating cars of all models in a majority of our markets, bringing the benefits of remote continuous updates to an ever-increasing number of customers.”

Also read: EVs now make up 8 percent of Volvo Cars’ global sales, still under-performing in China

Shaun

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The quest for automotive knowledge began as soon as the earliest memories. Various sources information, even questionable ones, have been explored including video games, television, magazines, or even internet forums. Still stuck in that rabbit hole.

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