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Do you suppose that VW will include navigation updates OTA?
In my experience, they charged $$ for updates in the past for my Jetta.
Maybe a customer value added bonus would be navigation updates for 3 years OTA like the free EA charging.
Maybe negotiate updates as part of your "on the road" cost.
 

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Do you suppose that VW will include navigation updates OTA?
In my experience, they charged $$ for updates in the past for my Jetta.
Maybe a customer value added bonus would be navigation updates for 3 years OTA like the free EA charging.
Maybe negotiate updates as part of your "on the road" cost.
Yes I read that they will, but I don't remember for how long.
 

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It would be nice to see OTA updates for navigation as maps do change. However, I have not read anything yet that explains (officially) how an OTA update takes place. Does this happen automatically via the on board Verizon hot spot? Does it use my home WiFi when parked in my garage? Or does it download via my iPhone when connected to Car-Net app? There are a lot of very good videos on knowyourvw.com but not a single one mentions OTA updates.

If anyone can point me toward some official instructions on this I would greatly appreciate it. I would think that a software update affecting drivability or navigation would be a big deal and widely announced. I’m only driving my ID.4 for a week so still learning about this stuff. Thanks
 

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Parallel thread on OTA update timing (2.2 & 3.0) from ID.Furkan.... mid June would match "12 week" release plan from VW CEO.

 

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I believe all nav updates require the Nav Plus plan in CarNet. So I understand those will come OTA as long as you have a valid subscription to that plan and are separate from the main OTA updates.

You get three years of Nav Plus included when you buy the car.

And yeah, those Nav updates need to include better use of EA POIs. And main OTA should aim for plug and charge.

I might not notice the Nav updates at this point, thought, as I have settled with Google Maps. But an OTA that brings ID light integration with Google Maps would be fantastic.
 

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It would be nice to see OTA updates for navigation as maps do change. However, I have not read anything yet that explains (officially) how an OTA update takes place. Does this happen automatically via the on board Verizon hot spot? Does it use my home WiFi when parked in my garage? Or does it download via my iPhone when connected to Car-Net app? There are a lot of very good videos on knowyourvw.com but not a single one mentions OTA updates.

If anyone can point me toward some official instructions on this I would greatly appreciate it. I would think that a software update affecting drivability or navigation would be a big deal and widely announced. I’m only driving my ID.4 for a week so still learning about this stuff. Thanks
Updates will never happen through hotspot or your home wifi. That's not secure. The car has built in 4g for it's updates. You don't pay for it and it happens when VW sends the signal. You can't drive during update and if you unlock car you may cancel it. VW promised an update in September by 15th and last quarter of year. They need to be more transparent with what they are going to do and maybe take suggestions like Tesla does. Elon can push out an update from a request on Twitter in a week if he feels it should be done. VW better pick up the pace or get out of the game.
 
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