The upcoming Ocean OS 2.0 OTA update is set to bring a range of improvements, including enhancements to performance and powertrain, upgrades for SolarSky, refined energy management, and various user experience enhancements. This update will be accessible to owners in all of Fisker's launch markets across North America and Europe. The rollout will take place over the course of three OTA updates, commencing next week and continuing through February. This phased approach follows the release of Version 1.11 in December 2023, with further updates planned for the remainder of 2024.
Henrik Fisker, Chairman and CEO of Fisker, emphasized the company's commitment to evolving the Fisker Ocean through software updates, stating, “Our over-the-air software update strategy has shown the Fisker Ocean is a true connected car. Ocean OS 2.0 is a progressive update that demonstrates we can adapt and improve performance, energy management, and other key features in the Ocean.”
Ocean OS 2.0 contains the following updates:
- Revised Front / Rear Torque split: In the Fisker Ocean's dual-motor All-wheel Drive powertrain models (One, Extreme, and Ultra), the power distribution ratio between front and rear wheels is changed from 50:50 to 45:55. This update improves traction and handling performance, making the Ocean even more sporty and dynamic in both Fun and Hyper drive modes.
- Automatic Vehicle Hold: Automatic Vehicle Hold (AVH) replaces the Ocean's existing Hill Hold feature, increasing vehicle hold time to improve driver ease and comfort. AVH activates brakes when the vehicle is stationary, and only releases brakes when the driver presses the accelerator pedal to begin moving the vehicle. This improvement was driven by customer feedback: the existing Hill Hold was designed to maintain brake pressure for approx. 2 seconds, and AVH now maintains brake pressure until driver is ready to move vehicle.
- SolarSky upgrade: On Extreme and One trims, a new SolarSky energy meter in the Charging/Energy menu on the Central Touchscreen shows how much solar charging is being delivered to the vehicle.
- Trailer Sway Mitigation: This stability control system feature counters trailer sway, making towing safer and more relaxed.
- Brake Disc Wiping: In wet weather, the braking system automatically and imperceptibly clears water from brake disc surfaces, to improve braking response.
- Standby Time controls: Standby Time controls on the Central Touchscreen allow drivers to adjust the amount of time the infotainment system stays in standby mode, reducing battery usage and increasing vehicle range. Drivers may experience longer vehicle boot-up time when Standby Time is reduced, in order to benefit from this reduced power consumption.
- Driver Profiles: Multiple drivers can save their preferences, privacy, and comfort settings in their own user profiles, including climate control and audio settings.
- Improved energy management and power retention
- Reduction in state of charge (SoC) loss while parked
- Calibration changes in cabin heating and cooling to improve defogging
- Improved heating/cooling performance in Earth Mode
- OTA updates able to be installed while vehicle is plugged in (note: charging pauses during software update).
- Revised audio tuning for improved bass response on Extreme/One
- Key fob performance enhancements, to improve response
- Improved accuracy in trip metering
- Improved accuracy in energy consumption metering