December 7, 2022

BYD has rolled out the primary unfastened over-the-air (OTA) instrument replace for its newly introduced Atto 3 electrical SUV.

The OTA replace brings new options to its rotating 12.8-inch touchscreen corresponding to maps, Spotify integration, and the power to make use of voice instructions to function options such because the panoramic sunroof and local weather keep an eye on.

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Coincidentally, we had an Atto 3 Prolonged Vary in for assessment proper when the OTA replace for its DiLink device went on-line.

The replace is available in two levels referred to as V1.0.1 and V1.0.2, which we downloaded within the place of job automobile park and put in sequentially during the settings menu.

You don’t wish to be within the automobile when it’s downloading and putting in the updates, which take an hour or two relying at the community.

The second one replace was once no longer available for a couple of hours after downloading and putting in the primary one, in our case. Throughout those updates the car may no longer be pushed and the auto instructed us its state of battery rate needed to be above 20 consistent with cent.

Some nifty additions come with are living satellite-navigation together with electrical automobile charger places, which appears in particular excellent with the display screen moved to portrait.

The Spotify integration allows you to login on your personal account the use of a QR code and presentations your dashboard intuitively. Up to now it is advisable to best move your tune out of your telephone by means of Bluetooth and USB.

The voice instructions activated through pronouncing “Hello BYD” can help you keep an eye on the sunroof, local weather keep an eye on and radio.

The following OTA replace is predicted in a few month and can upload Apple CarPlay and Android Auto – we aren’t positive if it’ll be stressed out or wi-fi.

Given my early time on the wheel of the Atto 3 was once irritating as a result of its nice touchscreen lacked purposes, this OTA replace surely made a giant distinction.

Stay an eye fixed out for our written and video critiques of the BYD Atto 3 throughout the subsequent week.

Wish to know extra? See our explainer piece right here.

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