Fisker has commenced the deployment of its final over-the-air (OTA) software update for the Fisker Ocean all-electric SUV in 2023. The rollout of Version 1.11 commenced on December 14, and the company anticipates completing the update for all customer cars by the end of January 2024. This OTA update follows the significant Version 1.10 release in November and can be remotely authorized by Fisker Ocean owners.
Henrik Fisker, Chairman, and CEO, emphasized the importance of using OTA updates to introduce new features, address customer feedback, and resolve bugs as a key competitive advantage for the company. He noted that both Versions 1.10 and 1.11 in 2023 have addressed issues and introduced new features, with plans to maintain a similar pace of updates in 2024.
In addition to the major OTA updates, Fisker conducted several factory updates before November to ensure vehicles were equipped with the latest software before widespread customer deliveries. The Version 1.11 OTA update is accessible to owners in all Fisker launch markets, including the US, Canada, and Europe.
Looking ahead to Q1 2024, Fisker aims to release further updates to enhance the SolarSky roof capabilities, improve torque split between front and rear wheels, introduce a hill-holding function, and implement one-pedal driving. Customer feedback will inform adjustments to external vehicle sounds, lock-unlock audio cues, key fob functionality, audio experience, and the addition of a Pet Mode for enhanced pet comfort. Some features will undergo homologation by Fisker if necessary before release.
Version 1.11 includes updates such as the introduction of Trips for monitoring drive details and Screen Cleaning Mode for touchscreen maintenance. It also brings improvements to vehicle navigation, Bluetooth functionality, California Mode, OTA update processes, ADAS settings, language options for EU locales, and various bug fixes and performance enhancements.
Version 1.11 of the software contains the following updates (release notes can be found here).