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Porsche Wants Taycan Owners to Go to Dealer for Over the Air Upgrade

Porsche Taycan OTA means trip to dealer, Tesla owners chuckle

  • Massive update means a trip to the dealer, not an OTA from home

  • Big feature fix, but likely a surprise to some owners


According to a new story from Germany, Porsche is asking drivers to go into their local service center for an Over the Air update. No, that’s not quite as silly as it sounds. Maybe

The letter was posted to LinkedIn by Nicolas Boehmer (via Futurezone), who received it about making some updates to their Porsche Taycan. This isn’t a normal OTA update, which makes some small changes, but is a large and extensive update to some of the car’s features. That’s why the automaker wants drivers to bring their car back home for a (giga)bit.

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“For network updates like this, however, such a large amount of data is transferred that a smooth update in the Porsche Center is required using a high-speed line,” reads our translation of the letter. Porsche will also test all of the functions to make sure everything is working properly. Even Tesla, the current OTA leader, has the occasional customer who needs a service connection to let their car update, so while this is strange, it’s not unheard of. And for a brand like Porsche, where buyers may be less willing to put up with even mild inconvenience, probably a smart move.

So what’s in the update? Improvements to home charging and battery capacity calculation to start. The vehicle nose lift function and ride height have been tweaked, and Porsche Stability Management has been improved in stop-go and downhill operation. Guest driver profiles will be saved, driver assistances have been improved, and a digital dash glitch has been fixed.

Expect increasingly complex updates to be made available OTA as the process improves, but not worrying about a dropped data connection or weak WiFi leaving your car stranded is nice too.

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