OTA updates Stories June 7

Ever wondered how your electric vehicle updates itself over the air (OTA)? Is it software or firmware? Perhaps you’re wondering if the new EV you’re considering is even fit with over-the-air capabilities.

No matter the reason, we’ve put together a guide outlining how OTA updates work, plus some of their benefits looking toward the future. Furthermore, we’ve compiled a comprehensive list of EV automakers, and their current status of OTA implementation.

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OTA updates Stories November 16, 2021

Connected vehicle system developer Sibros has added another EV OEM to its list of collaborators by sharing that it will provide Lightyear with its proprietary technology. As the automaker looks to bring its Lightyear One SEV to production in 2022, it will come equipped with over-the-air (OTA) software update capabilities and data management from Sibros.

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OTA updates Stories September 22, 2021

Volta Trucks and Sibros have partnered up to integrate the latter’s holistic data platform system for fleets into the upcoming 16-ton Volta Zero electric truck. By utilizing Sibros’ proprietary system complete with Over-The-Air (OTA) capabilities, Volta Trucks plans to optimize it fleet asset health, reduce EV downtime, and lower overall service costs.

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OTA updates Stories September 9, 2016

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Today GM reported that it would be initiating a recall of around four million cars due to a software defect in their airbag deployment system. Customers will have to bring their cars to their local GM dealers where they will update the software free of charge.

Coincidently, the announcement of the recall is arriving just days after Pam Fletcher, Chief Executive Engineer at General Motors, stated that over-the-air (OTA) programming would be coming to the Bolt EV when she was speaking at a conference earlier this week.

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