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Your ID.3 might die if left sitting for a couple of days. Its a common issue with EVs caused by the 12v battery.

"Ed Stratton created the video after “just a few owners of the new Volkswagen ID.3 have reported that they left their car parked for a day or two and came back to find it completely dead.” His suggestion is to put a CTEK battery monitor to wirelessly check how well it is and a CTEK battery booster not to get stranded with the car. We have tried to contact him on Facebook but still have not heard from him.

We are still unsure how many of these problems are related to the 12V battery discharging and how many are disconnected keys that make it look like the battery is dead. Anyway, this is apparently related to the software issues the car has had even before it was presented."


The fix?...

Software update version 0570. Did anyone get it done?

 

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All of the ID3 owners were advised that the software is not perfected. VW was hedging its bets that "software bugs" could be delayed until a Jan/Feb update for over the air updates. I am on a couple German EV forums & presently all the cars are rolling off the line with software version 0564. Not all (I know of only 3 owners with dead battery issues & Battery Life being one of them) are experiencing the same issue. There are 23 identified bugs to the software & 1 software issue with We Connect connected to ver. 0564.

Battery Life-Chris was suppose to get the update for his Plus on Wednesday (2 days ago). Alas, when the service tech at the dealer hooked up the car to the machine that connects to corporate & called the car in, there was an issue & the 2.5 hr update did not occur. To add insult to injury, the dealer expected him to PAY for a loaner at 25 Euro a day OR he could come back next week. If it had happened to me, I'd be spitting nails.

Alas with Battery Life's ID3, VW wants to do a longer analysis on the 12V IN the car next week.

I am sort of chuckling about software bugs & that the software VW has outsourced is Micro$oft based. Having a long experience of Windows 95, 98, ME, 2000, 7, 8 & 10; with all their blue screens of death, hacks, bugs, & overall the not functioning the way it is suppose to. I honestly & patiently (because I do not have an ID3) can say I am not surprised. I just hope that these folks won't get "bricked" by a software bug. And I am also anticipating such issues with the ID4 (along with a hand washing by service departments of dealers) when they arrive on our shores. If I am wrong, you can tell me so.
 

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Here's an article about the partnership between Microsoft and VW. In the partnership Microsoft has consulted with VW on how to develop a software capability (hence the office VW took up in Redmond). Microsoft Azure and IoT is used all over. I highly doubt there are any Microsoft hands on the keyboards.

I'll have to find the office and see if there are ID.4's moving about. My delivery dealer is the closest to this office and has a massive volume of ID.4 reservations.



Good number of recent job postings for this group....
 

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That VW article talked about Azure and services only, as far as I could tell. Azure is a capable and full featured cloud platform - says this diehard Linux and Mac user and CTO of a small company. As to software, I'd be really surprised if it used a Windows base, rather than Linux or an embedded OS. The article is mum about that, and VW is obviously still learning how to write very complex software ...
 

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That VW article talked about Azure and services only, as far as I could tell. Azure is a capable and full featured cloud platform - says this diehard Linux and Mac user and CTO of a small company. As to software, I'd be really surprised if it used a Windows base, rather than Linux or an embedded OS. The article is mum about that, and VW is obviously still learning how to write very complex software ...
QNX was pretty popular in the automotive world for a while, don't know if it still is
 

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That VW article talked about Azure and services only, as far as I could tell. Azure is a capable and full featured cloud platform - says this diehard Linux and Mac user and CTO of a small company. As to software, I'd be really surprised if it used a Windows base, rather than Linux or an embedded OS. The article is mum about that, and VW is obviously still learning how to write very complex software ...
That has me wondering what system the majority of future ID owners would prefer. I have a feeling Windows wouldn't rank so well but an embedded OS would.

What would everyone here prefer?
 

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That has me wondering what system the majority of future ID owners would prefer. I have a feeling Windows wouldn't rank so well but an embedded OS would.

What would everyone here prefer?
Something secure and stable, aside from that I don't really care
 

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What's interesting is that some of the job openings are associated with Saleforce. That could be part of the backend to Car Net or perhaps a subscription monetization model.
 

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Here's another video about the ID.3's battery dying.

Battery Life Chris messaged his followers that the dealer was installing the recent update this morning. About 5 1/2 hrs ago. Dealer had him in an UP (ICE) for a day, then switched him to a diesel Golf since Monday. He is still at the dealer. (he just messaged me)
 
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