On 30 Nov’20, NIO officially launched the latest version of its in-car operating system, the NIO OS 2.8.0, which will be introduced to the ES6s, the ES8s and the EC6s through FOTA (firmware-over-the-air).
Upon completion of the FOTA, such features as automatic door-locks and memory front passenger seat will be newly added to vehicles. Besides, the NIO OS 2.8.0 will feature upgrades in the performance of network connections and charging port illumination.
The company said it is the world’s leading automaker to realize vehicle FOTA updates at scale leveraging fully self-developed technologies. As of Nov. 30, 2020, NIO shipped a total of 43 firmware iterations covering 4 different models, namely two generations of the ES8, the ES6 and the EC6.
According to NIO, these FOTA updates introduced 136 new features and 289 optimizations, bringing up to 425 improvements to NIO’s fleet.
The updatable functions cover many system-level functional domains, such as powertrain system, chassis & suspension, driver assistant, body control and infotainment. The company said NIO’s FOTA can support the updates of up to 35 electronic control units of a vehicle.