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How can I check the software level of my Niro PHEV2 and is it necessary please?
 

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There are many systems containing software, most of which cannot be easily examined without specialist equipment. I am not familiar with your vehicle but the infotainment system can usually be examined via the cog icon.

Not sure how you would define "necessary". I am not the sligtest interested in mine.
 

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One of the things is the security angle. After all it's a valuable bit of kit and I wondered if it could be hacked and updates would possibly block that happening. It's basically the same as my Macs.

Another is bits like UVO could be added to the PHEV2 possibility? MyKia seems to be about as useful as an ashtray on a motobike at the moment. The Where's My Car just gives a blank page at the moment. I realise that it's a mobile phone application but I have no idea how much of it is at the car end?

When it gets a bit warmer, next week, I'll get out to the car and have a look to see what I can find, but it's too blasted cold to sit out there at the mo.
 

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Your dealer should apply any necessary updates during servicing.
 

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One of the things is the security angle. After all it's a valuable bit of kit and I wondered if it could be hacked and updates would possibly block that happening. It's basically the same as my Macs.

Another is bits like UVO could be added to the PHEV2 possibility? MyKia seems to be about as useful as an ashtray on a motobike at the moment. The Where's My Car just gives a blank page at the moment. I realise that it's a mobile phone application but I have no idea how much of it is at the car end?

When it gets a bit warmer, next week, I'll get out to the car and have a look to see what I can find, but it's too blasted cold to sit out there at the mo.
You will find that UVO is not much better.

I would not hold your breath on it being added either. As it will depend on the level of the head unit. Think UVO needs Gen 5.
As you have not said the year of the car, it's hard to say.
Below is mine. 2020 Niro HEV.

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Your dealer should apply any necessary updates during servicing.
I don't often disagree with Turnup, but the dealer will do software updates to the ECU within the service when required, but media system updates have to be requested, and there should be a charge of £40.
 

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I don't often disagree with Turnup, but the dealer will do software updates to the ECU within the service when required, but media system updates have to be requested, and there should be a charge of £40.
I found (could just be my dealer) but software updates to head unit were free (as it is just another system update), just the mapping they want to charge for.
 

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I found (could just be my dealer) but software updates to head unit were free (as it is just another system update), just the mapping they want to charge for.
I am having a good day, wrong twice. I should have realised you wouldn't go for map updates! ;) ;)
 

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I am having a good day, wrong twice. I should have realised you wouldn't go for map updates! ;) ;)
Whos counting ;)

I did once get the maps updated. The had a brain storm.... "I never use them, what a waste" 😂

Pity who gets my old Stonic as the maps will be 3 years out of date....
 
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Mt Mac, I only ever do anything twice in any one day mate.

Everything I do and everything I say. That's only 2 intit?

The GPS in our late C4 Picasso was used in combination with my TomTom with the fine detail on the TT and a larger map on the car GPS. I always have Jill telling me what to do as I find it easier to ignore a woman's voice. More practice I suppose :unsure:

I nearly forgot to say that my car model/tear is in the 3rd line of my signature. Just click on the likkle arrow head
 
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