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Volvo XC40 Recharge gets range assistant via OTA update to optimise its range

Volvo Cars has rolled out new Range Assistant app for its totally electrical XC40 Recharge fashions via an OTA (over-the-air) update so as to maximize its driving range. The in-car app has been launched in a beta model as of now for Volvo vehicles with an infotainment system powered by Android Auto.

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The drivers of XC40 Recharge may even witness an elevated range with enhancements in sensible battery administration and regeneration efficiency of the automobile in addition to a better timer that may pre-condition the batteries. The Range Assistant app will assist drivers preserve a observe of the accessible range of their automobiles and maximize it by means of sensible power administration. It may even give recommendation on driving type so as to improve the effectivity of the automobile’s drive dynamics.

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Volvo says that the in-car app might be seamlessly built-in into the Android-powered infotainment system of the automobile, giving drivers an correct indication of the estimated remaining driving range of the automobile in addition to real-time power consumption. It may even assist them perceive the important thing elements that have an effect on the driving range of their automobiles.

The range optimiser within the app will alter the local weather system of the automobile mechanically in order to enhance its driving range. This function is touted to be particularly helpful on longer journeys as it should cut back the requirement to cease at charging factors.

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Volvo Cars will proceed creating the app forward of its full launch by including  further options corresponding to teaching of drivers with sensible and easy-to-follow suggestions. These will information the drivers on how to alter driving type and pace so as to optimize the range. The automaker may even pre-install the app within the C40 Recharge.

Other options on Volvo’s newest software update consists of enhancements on security methods, new details about chilly local weather impression on battery range and a few bug fixes.

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