New Update Improves Rear Axle Control: Ready to Drift?
Fisker plans to release its initial over-the-air update for the year, pledging a diverse range of enhancements in performance and novel functionalities that Ocean owners can now anticipate.
Rebranded as Ocean OS 2.0 over-the-air software update, the new release aims to enhance the performance of the electric compact SUV by optimizing energy management and power preservation. Additionally, it aims to decrease the loss of state of charge during idle periods. These enhancements are expected to contribute to the impressive 360-mile EPA-rated range of the Ocean, surpassing even the highest achievement of its competitor, the Tesla Model Y in its Long Range configuration.
Fisker is making strides in enhancing precision when measuring energy consumption and tracking trips, providing owners with greater control over their vehicle’s range.Accuracy in monitoring energy usage and recording trip data is being upgraded by Fisker, allowing for improved management of the vehicle’s range by its owners.
Further advancements can be made in the interior of electric vehicles, as demonstrated by the recent OTA update. One notable improvement is the recalibration of cabin heating and cooling systems, resulting in better defogging capabilities. Additionally, enhancements have been made to the heating and cooling performance in Earth Mode, along with audio adjustments that prioritize low frequency sounds for the Extreme and One trim levels.
Additional enhancements have been implemented to boost the overall performance, such as better reactivity of the key fob and the capability to receive OTA updates while the car is connected to a power source.
Regarding fresh updates, the Ocean OS 2.0 over-the-air (OTA) update will alter the torque distribution ratio from 50:50 to a slightly more rear-biased 45:55 ratio in all AWD dual-motor models. This new setup will allow for improved traction, particularly during intense acceleration, and add a heightened level of excitement when the Fun and Hyper drive modes are engaged.
Efficiency will also be enhanced by the Standby Time settings, which enable drivers to customize the duration of time the infotainment screen remains in standby mode. This feature reduces the drain on the battery, thus extending the vehicle’s driving range. In addition, Fisker Ocean Extreme and One owners can take advantage of the new SolarSky upgrade, which displays the amount of energy harvested by the solar roof panels.
In other locations, the existing hill hold feature will be substituted with an automatic vehicle hold (AVH) function. While the former only sustains brake force for approximately two seconds, the latter will securely keep the electric vehicle (EV) stationary until the driver engages the accelerator. This forthcoming upgrade is based on valuable input from customers, showcasing the brand’s exemplary dedication to customer satisfaction. Moreover, the braking system will also receive a novel addition known as “brake disc wiping,” which according to Fisker, will automatically eliminate moisture from brake disc surfaces.
The final two additions in this lineup are the trailer sway control and driver customization options. The trailer sway control effectively reduces swaying of trailers for a more secure towing experience, while the driver profiles feature enables several drivers to save their personalized preferences for controls and audio settings.
“Our approach to over-the-air software updates has proven that the Fisker Ocean is a truly connected car,” stated Henrik Fisker, CEO of Fisker. “With Ocean OS 2.0, we continue to evolve and enhance the performance, energy management, and other crucial features of the Ocean.”
According to the statement, the company will persist in “implementing fresh functionalities on a consistent schedule, addressing software glitches based on driver input, and fulfilling the commitment to enhance the intelligence, capabilities, and performance of your Ocean throughout its lifespan.”
Fisker is planning to release the Ocean OS 2.0 update starting next week and continuing until February. This update will be sent out to users for their convenience.