The rumors about serious problems with the software development for the Volkswagen ID.3 return like a boomerang once again in the German media.
You drive a converted ICE which has the same software base architecture.What I don’t understand is what specifically are the issues with the car software. I mean, I drive a perfectly functioning VW BEV now so it must be to do with some other feature that current VW BEVs don’t have?
Well, yes, that much is obvious.If the important safety critical systems aren't taking to each other, the car won't be safe to drive.
That makes more sense, and sounds plausible.You drive a converted ICE which has the same software base architecture.
The ID is a ground up BEV where they have started from a clean sheet. This means they have tried to have greater control of all the subsystems to allow OTA updates. However it’s not going well.
They probably do under test drive conditions.Time to strip back the software then removing OTA updates, apparently the prototypes drove very well and functioned perfectly as cars.
& this is why I don’t want to be the guinea pig for their outsourced development!!They probably do under test drive conditions.
It’s always the edge cases that get you. Like making sure a weird combination of settings doesn’t bork the car mid drive and demand you pull over and reset the car.
Or weird behaviour with the driver assist functions, most likely.
All cars have software bugs.Beta testers would be right. I loathe the new tendency, led by Tesla, to produce very clever computers on wheels. Complete with the IT philosophy that it's all too complicated to test properly but you can let the customers find the bugs for you.
My little ray of hope is that VW will bring forward the base model of the ID 3 earlier as it will have none of the clever bells and whistles. That's the one I want.
Sorry, I can't agree with your statement.All cars have software bugs.
Only some provide free updates that improve the product and provide you with new features.
I don’t know what you mean. They very much run software.Arguably the Focus had no 'software' in the modern sense just an engine management system that is still going strong run by my son.
Best that you buy a car with a carburettor then.As I said, I deplore the trend towards the computer on wheels.
Quite happy with a properly tested engine management system or BEV equivalent, thank you. So no bugs.I don’t know what you mean. They very much run software.
Best that you buy a car with a carburettor then.