Proton X70 GKUI head unit gets first Over-the-Air Update


Just a month after the Proton X70 made its local debut, Proton has announced an Over-the-Air (OTA) update for their SUV. The update, which comes as no cost to owners, adds new convenience feature for the Standard variant and alters the settings of the Premium variant’s Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS).

As noted in our full review of the X70 Premium, the Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) and Intelligent High Beam Assist (IHBA) automatically disables every time the engine is switched off. With the OTA update, both functions are now activated as their default setting. In addition, the system will also remember the last configuration of the ADAS whenever the car is started.

As for the entry-level Standard, the OTA update adds automatic folding function for the side mirrors upon locking. A small touch but elevates the feel-good factor of the most affordable X70 on sale today.

Proton has noted that the OTA update will not consume the customers 1GB monthly data package and all mobile data related to the OTA update will be borne by the company. What is even more impressive is that the OTA update will automatically pause upon ignition cut off and resume when the car is on the move again. No need to keep the engine running for prolonged periods for the update. The whole process is expected to take around 45 minutes and Proton has published a full guide on performing the OTA update for the X70.


Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

He believes that the perfect remedy to Monday blues is a mixture of 4 wheels, clear roads and a pinch of twisty tarmac. A hot hatch is the icing on the cake.
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