The Hyundai Ioniq 5 electric car, just recently equipped with a new edition including a larger battery, is getting an update. Owners can now get OTA updates for their infotainment system. The Ioniq 5 over-the-air updates will be automatically applied via the E-CUV’s in-car SIM card.
Hyundai Ioniq 5 Over-the-Air Updates Coming
Hyundai relies on cutting-edge technology in the Ioniq 5 E-CUV. In April 2022, the automaker launched a test run for electricity delivery via V2G, and now the announced over-the-air updates for the infotainment system will finally follow.
Updates for the navigation device and infotainment thus no longer have to be downloaded and installed manually in the Hyundai Ioniq 5 as of now. The whole thing is now done fully automatically via the SIM card installed in the vehicle. This marks the E-CUV as the first car in the manufacturer’s European line-up to offer OTA functionality.
“We are providing the most advanced update technology here. This keeps all IONIQ 5 in customer hands up to date without the need for additional workshop visits,” says Jürgen Keller, managing director of Hyundai Motor Deutschland GmbH.
Here Hyundai has, in addition to the comfort and time savings, also the safety aspect for drivers in mind. After all, you can be sure that your own vehicle is always state of the art in terms of software and navigation maps.
This is interesting, because on the other hand, however, there is a safety issue. As we recently reported, the Hyundai Ioniq 5, which is extremely popular in this country, as well as the Kia EV6 are affected by a widespread recall due to brake problems. However, vehicles in Germany are apparently not affected by the recall and the problems so far, even about two weeks after the original announcement.
Ioniq 5 OTA updates: kickoff is manual
To make the Ioniq 5 OTA-capable at all, the basic software of the infotainment system must be manually updated once, according to the automaker. At least software version 220211 is required for this.
You can download the software directly from the Website for Hyundai navigation updates for free and import it via USB stick. After that, the infotainment system will always automatically download and install new software as it becomes available.
Conveniently, once the over-the-air updates have been successfully installed, the Bluelink app delivers a notification directly to the smartphone informing you of the update. Otherwise, you would sometimes not even notice that something has changed.
Hyundai plans to make two infotainment OTA updates available for download per year in the future. The first update is to be rolled out as early as around mid-June 2022 and will gradually be made available to all owners of the Hyundai Ioniq 5 who have installed the basic software update. The second 2022 update is planned for the second half of the year.