EVDee
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Re: Kia Navigation Updater is available in US and Canada

Mon Aug 31, 2020 4:16 pm

EVDee wrote:
notfred wrote:
EVDee wrote:While all of this is nice, I'm actually just hoping this update fixes the issue I had in the winter where my car would randomly fail to pre-heat in the morning. It seems like this was a known issue with a certain version of software and would affect both pre-conditioning and charge timers.

There was also a BMS firmware update to fix pre-heating in extremely cold conditions (below -20C I think), that may help if you are having issues.


Hmm, well I got both now I guess.
I'm in the process of a battery warranty claim and they "updated" my BMS as part of the process.
Yet when I asked them to update it prior to the warranty claim, no such thing existed.. :roll:


Well, that didn't fix the issue. This morning the car failed to preheat according to schedule.
The only thing I can think of now is putting my 12V battery on a battery conditioner and see if that solves the issue.

SoulMan
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Re: Kia Navigation Updater is available in US and Canada

Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:34 pm

I got an email notifying me of the update and jumped on it.

Wasn't just a map refresh - but whole menu system.

For my 2020 Soul EV, I just needed a 32GB USB memory stick. One handy feature on (the 2020 Soul) is it shows and verbally announces Traffic Cameras ahead (at least for my city).

I used the same Kia updater program to upgrade the menu/map for my gas-powered 2016 Soul. For that, I needed a new 32GB SD card (the car came with only 16GB). I don't usually drive this car, but I didn't really notice much difference before/after for this year/make.

SoulMan
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Re: Kia Navigation Updater is available in US and Canada

Mon Aug 23, 2021 3:50 pm

Yet another map/menu update just release.

So far just updated my 2020 EV.

The last update was fantastic and a simple process.

Not this time. Program to download/upload the map, then decompress re-write it, was incredibly slow. Hundreds or errors, which I had to get it to restart one by one - could use a "Yes to All" feature. I had the same problem on two computers / internet connections.

In the car, the update also took a long time - update ran, then update started all over again. Almost 2 hours.

The User Interface is much different - and not better.

Home screen is no longer split into three - just two clickable sections with minimal display. Shows much less info. Limited ability to configure it.

The new UI has named users - not particularly useful.

Can't easily see my remaining battery percentage now unless I drill into menus.

Everything is lame Purple color.

The announcement for Traffic cameras is less audible - and has no visual component unless you have the map screen up.

Positive is the traffic camera does have a distance countdown to show you approaching it - do not think it did before.

You can not optionally have the backup camera display for a brief period after reversing, but this display shuts itself off once you get to about 10 km/h forward - so almost useless.

All an all, a dog. Looking for ways to downgrade now.

MassDeduction
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Joined: Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:24 pm

Re: Kia Navigation Updater is available in US and Canada

Wed Sep 15, 2021 3:02 pm

SoulMan wrote:[...]All an all, a dog. Looking for ways to downgrade now.

I saw this update on the Kia/Hyundai (formerly Brantford Kia) channel on YouTube, and have been planning to avoid upgrading to it ever since, for the reasons you cited! Hopefully you've been able to downgrade.

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