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OTA Updates

nok513

Drag Racing Champion
Location
Slate Hill, New York
Car(s)
2020 VW GTI S
Anybody else get this email? Would save us a trip to the dealership. I'm sure everyone is gonna be flagged now...lol... speculation of course.

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Mrgrimloc79

Passed Driver's Ed
Location
Ohio
Car(s)
2020 gti se
Which is super weird because today I bought a new cell phone through Verizon and the guy who helped me was named Bryan. Bri(y)an's unite!
 

dequardo

Autocross Newbie
Location
America’s Dairyland
Car(s)
‘21 GLI Autobahn GLI
Yep. In my case for my GLI. Ironically got an email the same hour from VW informing me that there is a MIB3 update that the dealer has to apply
 

dtfd

Autocross Champion
Location
Massachusetts
Car(s)
MK7.5 GTI
Already had our first update on the Taos. It's a really annoying thing to have to wait for your car to update especially when you're in a hurry to get going.
 

helushune

Ready to race!
Location
Austin, TX
Car(s)
2017 GTI Sport 6MT
Already had our first update on the Taos. It's a really annoying thing to have to wait for your car to update especially when you're in a hurry to get going.
Isn't the future great?
 

nok513

Drag Racing Champion
Location
Slate Hill, New York
Car(s)
2020 VW GTI S
Isn't the future great?
You would think it's for our convenience so you don't have to take time out of your day to drive out the dealer and wait till it's done. I would have thought that it would give you the option to run the update when you can, not as soon as an update is available.
 

helushune

Ready to race!
Location
Austin, TX
Car(s)
2017 GTI Sport 6MT
You would think it's for our convenience so you don't have to take time out of your day to drive out the dealer and wait till it's done. I would have thought that it would give you the option to run the update when you can, not as soon as an update is available.
It reminds me of every time I wanted to do anything with my playstation 3, it needed a system update practically every time I turned it on and it took about half an hour every time. The rolling release software development model has no business in the automotive industry. Being forced to wait while your car does an update when you turn it on is unacceptable.
 

dequardo

Autocross Newbie
Location
America’s Dairyland
Car(s)
‘21 GLI Autobahn GLI
You would think it's for our convenience so you don't have to take time out of your day to drive out the dealer and wait till it's done. I would have thought that it would give you the option to run the update when you can, not as soon as an update is available.
“You will have the option to defer or proceed at each step.”
 

dtfd

Autocross Champion
Location
Massachusetts
Car(s)
MK7.5 GTI
“You will have the option to defer or proceed at each step.”
Sort of.

The update started. Did the car still run/move? Absolutely.

Did it lock the entire infotainment system? Yes. In a city like Boston (especially to a new comer like me) it can difficult to get around WITH GPS. Take away the GPS you may as well lock the engine the car is equally as useless to me.
 

nok513

Drag Racing Champion
Location
Slate Hill, New York
Car(s)
2020 VW GTI S
Sort of.

The update started. Did the car still run/move? Absolutely.

Did it lock the entire infotainment system? Yes. In a city like Boston (especially to a new comer like me) it can difficult to get around WITH GPS. Take away the GPS you may as well lock the engine the car is equally as useless to me.
That's a nuisance, but not the end of the world.
You couldn't defer the update to run later though?
 

dtfd

Autocross Champion
Location
Massachusetts
Car(s)
MK7.5 GTI
That's a nuisance, but not the end of the world.
You couldn't defer the update to run later though?
I told me the update would begin at next startup when I drove it. My S/O got in it after me and the update just started.

That said I also can't confirm that she didn't hit the yes go ahead button without reading it. She said she didn't, for what that's worth.
 

bobloblawGTI

Drag Racing Champion
Location
DC
Car(s)
2019 GTI SE 6MT
Is there any guidance on what model years get OTA updates? The screenshotted 2020 (I think) has the same MIB2 as the 2018 & 2019 so would those be applicable as well?
 

kevinkar

Go Kart Champion
Location
United States
How are they being updated? Didn't they just shut down the 3G connections for CarNet? So these model years all have newer than 3G tech? Or is there some sort of Apple CarPlay/Android Auto connection needed?
 

nok513

Drag Racing Champion
Location
Slate Hill, New York
Car(s)
2020 VW GTI S
I believe starting 2020 we got 4G. They must have other options.



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Volkswagen launches Car-Net® Carrier of Choice relationship with Verizon™ and T-Mobile®​

Aug 26, 2021​


  • VW will be the first automaker working with Verizon™ and T-Mobile® to offer its U.S. customers the flexibility to choose a wireless provider when adding vehicle Wi-Fi to owners existing mobile data plans through embedded technology
  • Upon debut in late September, Carrier of Choice will be offered for model year 2020 and forward vehicles that are equipped with Volkswagen Car-Ne
Herndon, VA — Volkswagen of America, Inc. is pleased to announce its offering through wireless providers Verizon and T-Mobile® in launching Carrier of Choice in late September. Volkswagen is the first automaker working with Verizon and T-Mobile® to offer its U.S. customers the flexibility to choose from multiple wireless providers to enable Car-Net’s in-vehicle Wi-Fi hotspot through embedded technology.
VW owners and passengers no longer need to use up their mobile phone data for in-vehicle entertainment—they can currently purchase unlimited data through Verizon or T-Mobile for their car via Car-Net Hotspot. Adding a car to an existing Verizon or T-Mobile account is simple. Customers can visit carnet.vw.com or download the Car-Net mobile app to select their mobile wireless provider, verify their account and pair it with their existing Volkswagen Car-Net subscription in a matter of minutes.
“Carrier of Choice breaks down the barriers for connecting to Wi-Fi and meets customers where they are in their digital lifestyles,” said Frank Weith, Director of Connected Services at Volkswagen of America. “As consumers start driving more in a post-pandemic world, it creates a window of opportunity for drivers to customize their content and stream reliably.”
Since its debut for the 2014 model year, Volkswagen Car-Net has allowed Volkswagen owners to get connected to their vehicles. For the 2020 model year, Car-Net moved into the next generation of integration, with an updated mobile app, a long list of no-charge services for five years available on most models, and new subscription options. The suite of connected car features—remote access, parking information, and more—is all at their fingertips via their iPhone® or AndroidTM smartphone.
With the introduction of Carrier of Choice, drivers have increased flexibility to customize their own digital content through VW Car-Net and stream directly through phones, tablets and other personal devices. Car-Net Hotspot allows passengers to access the internet with up to four connected devices simultaneously, including compatible tablets, smartphones, laptops, gaming devices, and more— at 4G LTE-enabled speed
. Verizon Wireless or T-Mobile customers with an existing mobile data plan can simply add their Volkswagen vehicle as a new line item to their existing monthly bill; non-Verizon or T-Mobile customers can set up an unlimited plan for $20/month, plus any applicable taxes and fees.
“Verizon is proud to join VW’s Carrier of Choice program, which makes it even easier for customers to enjoy our network from their cars,” said TJ Fox, SVP of Industrial IoT and Automotive, Verizon Business. “This July, Verizon earned top honors from RootMetrics for best overall network performance and network reliability, and we’re excited to bring that award-winning performance to top automakers like VW for convenient, reliable connectivity integrations.”
“T-Mobile continues to develop innovative services for the automotive industry combined with award winning support that our customers love. Working together with VW, our customers can easily add their in-car Wi-Fi Hotspot to their T-Mobile account for a seamless connected experience,” said Gari Martin, Head of Automotive, T-Mobile for Business. “More and more people are choosing T-Mobile and we are delighted that VW owners can enjoy our network.”
Starting with model year 2021, select vehicles equipped with MIB3 offer more infotainment features. With an active data plan, drivers can access iHeart Radio and TIDAL media streaming apps with a paid subscription, and additional subscriptions from Car-Net offer even more. The Plus Nav subscription for $49/year gives drivers real-time traffic and route updates. The Plus Online Radio subscription for $8/year provides over 30,000 global radio stations. The Plus Speech subscription for $9/year allows drivers to use natural language for safe and convenient control of phone, media and navigation features, as available.
Car-Net, with in-car Wi-Fi capability when you subscribe to a data plan, is standard equipment on most 2020 model year and forward Volkswagen vehicles. The Carrier of Choice program will be available starting late September this year. For additional information, visit carnet.vw.com.
 
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