This is how VW installs the software on ID.3

At the end of last year, reports from Germany revealed that Volkswagen was facing “huge” problems with ID.3 software, problems that apparently forced the German company to delay the launch of the model, which is scheduled to take place, for a few months. in the summer of this year.

These problems caused Christian Senger to lose his position, who was blamed for the software problems that occurred in both ID.3 and the new Golf.

Two months ago, Volkswagen announced that the first deliveries of ID.3 would begin in September, with the company having by then solved most of the problems it faces with the software of its first all-electric model. Initially the 30,000 ID.3 1st Edition will be delivered, while later the deliveries of the other editions will begin.


Today, the above photo was leaked, which shows dozens of ID3 connected to laptops, assuming – incorrectly – that this is how the car software upgrade is done. However, according to German Youtuber Chris Staffehl, who had access to the area where the cars are located, what we are seeing is not the update, but the installation of the original software on the cars to be delivered.

The process is slow and laborious and involves two phases: in the first – which takes seven hours to complete – the software is installed using a USB flash drive and in the second the laptop completes the installation of the software in the car.

There are red and green lights on the bench in front of the vehicles. If the installation is successful, then it lights up green and the vehicle is disconnected and the procedures are followed to deliver it to its owner. If it turns red, then the installation process has failed and must be restarted.

The software installation work is currently being performed in three shifts, each with 25 skilled workers and some assistants. According to Staffehl, more than 1,000 cars have already received the software, a number -according to Volkswagen- is 25% higher than its target.

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