Ioniq 5 is updating after a year to 77.4KwH battery pack and greater OTA capability.A model "refresh", not a redesign, costs a manufacturer a billion dollars to complete. There is almost zero chance that they will do that after only one year. They need an ROI over a few years before then spend that time and money.
Genesis is already using it in the G80 and GV80 in addition to the GV60 coming soon. YouTube GV80 infotainment.Ioniq 5 is updating after a year to 77.4KwH battery pack and greater OTA capability.
I'm don't see significant roadblocks to use the nVidia system in the EV6. Physical space for the module is not an issue (the tear down link shows a medium-sized board and module). Same sensors, motors, batter pack, stereo, HVAC, ...
Sure, the software needs to be created and tested. Some development work with nVidia may be needed. However, I seems to me it is basically the same work (with the same sensors, motors, etc.) already completed and in production for the GV60.
A 'refresh' might be hard or expensive if Kia is starting from scratch because Hyundai/nVidia won't share what they already have built.
No way Kia waits for a few years. Every volume competitor for EV6 will have broad OTA capability by 2022. (Unsure about Toyota ...)
Partially true. Yes, Android needs the update, but that occurred for some models already and I'm sure my Android 12 Pixel 5 has that. The other part needed is for the head unit to report the screen size available to Android for projection. That's the part that is the problem and that's on Kia to update.Well, the AA full screen thing is actually an update for Android and not Kia.
Wonder what happens when the P7 hits something...? China isn't usually too worried about safety.I was about to buy Kia EV6 earlier this year, but glad I didnt. Know a friend who have had lots of problems already, though I know ,many people are happy as well. I tried the Xpeng P7 and boy was I surprised. It has Nvidia Drive, full OTA updates across the entire car and drives absolutely Amazing. In my opinion, way more comfortable car than EV6, maybe the best ive driven so far, including Taycan. P7 is a wonder. Yes, EV6 destroys it in fastcharging, but 20-80% in 30 min is ok for me, can have a coffee in the meantime. The Infotainment system in the P7 is way beyond EV6, plus it looks stunning...and, slightly 0.5 seconds slower than EV6 GT
Well european test standard gives it same safety reading as Tesla.Wonder what happens when the P7 hits something...? China isn't usually too worried about safety.
It's good to see that they are planning this, but I do think that in a lot of ways Kia has kind of dropped the ball on this front. It is confusing that the Genesis equivalent, and the GV80 both are going to be on NVIDIA Drive while the EV6 and Ioniq 5 are not. The partnership was announced back in November of 2020, which to me would mean they were in discussions for this transition long before that. I also think personally that technology is a huge deal when it comes to EV's; they're marketed as the future. Not just any future mind you, because a lot of that has been dictated/set into public perception by Tesla. Whether or not people like Tesla here is besides the point, they have done a lot to integrate technology (including OTA updates) into their vehicles. With that in mind and the other major competition on the road/soon to be on the road for the EV6 (such as the Mach E), it does feel like maybe KIA did drop the ball on this.Looks like Kia America is planning on doing TWO updates per year OTA.
It also specifically says "Multimedia" separate from navigation so that leads me to believe that anything controlled by that head unit is game for updates as well.
This could bode well for those of us that are hoping for wireless AA/ACP as well as deeper vehicle modification through the vehicle settings! We will see!
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This is only OTA Map/Infotainment updates, and we are not even sure it does this yet! It appears that you may need to buy OTA maps on subscription, but none of this is clear. As for genuine ECU updates as one would expect when talking OTA updates, I think you'll need some extensive (and expensive) hardware changes before this will be possible.New UK/EU update today brings OTA updates people are saying. Maybe the next update will bring Wireless CarPlay using the hidden wifi menus and hardware in the car.
Agreed, that's what it looks like, and I will not be paying for Kia maps, Best to stick to Apple/Google Maps they are always better than car maps . If Kia can get the EV6 updates rolled out with most/all of the large issues fix there would be a need to keep wanting or be looking for firmware updates and people wouldn't need OTA updates, just get on with driving your car. I get that people want to update their cars but it seems to be getting out of hand, it's a car to be driven, not updated like Windows . I chatted with a BMW i3 owner on this exact subject, the EV community is obsessed with updates and changes to their EVs, not sure why.This is only OTA Map/Infotainment updates, and we are not even sure it does this yet! It appears that you may need to buy OTA maps on subscription, but none of this is clear. As for genuine ECU updates as one would expect when talking OTA updates, I think you'll need some extensive (and expensive) hardware changes before this will be possible.
Honestly wouldn't surprise me, but it's a question of when that will happen. From a bit of research, the most recent iterations had toolkits released back in November for 2024 model year cars.One of the dealers I spoke with said their "dealer rep" told them that the EV6 would update to the new Nvidia system. Anyone else heard that? Sort of big deal not to understand what can actually be controlled by these updates. I spoke with someone at Kia and they had no information.
This question about when Nvidia Drive will be implemented in EV6 popped up in a recent thread. Can you elaborate a little bit what you mean by recent iterations and toolkits? I have tried to do a bit of research myself as well (elaborated here: Nvidia drive retrofittable?) and my best guess was also that the Nvidia Drive will be implemented in the EV6 for 2024 Model Year cars, but this was based primarily on the fact that it has been announced that the EV9 will be the first car to launch with it.Honestly wouldn't surprise me, but it's a question of when that will happen. From a bit of research, the most recent iterations had toolkits released back in November for 2024 model year cars.