Audi is getting ready to launch up to date car software program for the This fall E-Tron and This fall Sportback E-Tron that can add comfort and effectivity to the possession expertise. An important function of what is coming is likely to be OTA functionality for future updates. Going from the present v2.3 software program to v3.2 will want a visit to the vendor, however Audi says over-the-air enhancements would be the norm afterward. The subsequent most handy function could be Plug & Cost. After homeowners arrange a fee account with Audi, all they should do at a appropriate charging station is plug the car in, charging and billing dealt with routinely after that.
Refinements to charging strategies embody the addition of a most popular cost time setting. Homeowners can use the app to created a charging window to benefit from decrease power charges — a function EV homeowners have not too long ago made noise about. Max charging functionality will increase to 135 kW for everybody after Audi enabled the upper cap final March for European homeowners. There will probably be an possibility to carry the battery to 80% cost as effectively, for these looking for to stretch battery capability life. To make the most effective use of an exterior power supply, the brand new software program accounts for extra elements reminiscent of ambient temperature and state-of-charge when dialing within the battery’s thermal administration system. It additionally makes use of plugged-in energy for warming the inside if the proprietor units up a departure timer throughout preconditioning.
Driving enhancements are clustered across the infotainment system, with the power to save lots of navigation information reminiscent of latest locations, ship routes created within the MyAudi app to the car, create private profiles, discover the parked car, and remotely test car standing. Lastly, together with the power to create a number of consumer profiles, the MyAudi app will supply extra inside customization choices for particulars like ambient lighting and the background photos displayed on the MMI display.
The 2023 This fall E-Tron is put in with v3.2 from the manufacturing unit. Each E-Tron constructed earlier than the 2023 mannequin 12 months will have the ability to improve. To stop undue wait occasions at storefronts, Audi says it is going to notify homeowners in waves about when to schedule an appointment.