Certain options on our cars allow you to benefit from heavy driving comfort! In actual fact, having a GPS built in in your car allows you to stay focused on the road although driving to an unknown place without any complications. Nevertheless the road network is continuously developing, it is consequently essential to update the GPS of your Audi S5 , and this is precisely what we will discover today. To do so, first we will talk about the different characteristics of the integrated GPS for cars, and secondly, how to update the GPS of a Audi S5 .


How does onboard GPS function in a Audi S5

In this part we will learn how the GPS of a Audi S5 works and what are the different types of GPS.

The pros of an integrated GPS?

A built-in GPS presents many features that a smartphone GPS or Tomtom-type GPS will not have the ability to give you. Below is a list of the advantages of these devices:

  • The fact that it is built in immediately into the dashboard of your Audi S5 makes it hopeless to steal the GPS from your car.
  • Linked with your car’s radio antenna, the GPS will have better reception than any sort of GPS you could use.
  • It is often, in accordance with the year, connected to steering wheel voice commands, which allows you to use it without taking your hands off the wheel and therefore to drive more safely.
  • The screen is in most cases much larger than a GPS on a smartphone or a nomadic type, so the information is more readable.
  • Associated with your speakers, it can be coupled to music and only appear when you change direction, which limits the risk of you going off course as much as possible.

The different types of GPS for Audi S5

After having discovered the positive aspects and before detailing to you how to update the GPS of your Audi S5 , we will fairly quickly explain the different types of built-in GPS that exist for a Audi S5, here they are:

  • The traditional GPS: We call traditional GPS the models that equip recent cars, they are linked to a complete multimedia system and are equipped with a touch screen.
  • The old GPS: These GPS were the first generations, the screen is only used for navigation and they are updated with a USB stick or SD card. These systems, although basic to use and have a lower screen quality, you’ll experience like you’re watching a TV from the 90’s.
  • GPS Android Auto or Apple CarPlay: Finally, last type of GPS, on the latest vehicles it is possible to have a system including Android or Apple, these systems are autonomous and you use the native applications of one of the two operating systems. They are very responsive and easy to use.

How do I update the GPS on a Audi S5?

We will now move on to the part you are most enthusiastic about, how to update the GPS of your Audi S5? To achieve this, we will see for each type of GPS how the process of updating the cartography, the signalling and the software is done.

Updating old GPS on Audi S5

The old GPS systems found on the Audi S5 until the years 2000/2005, these GPS use a specific software for the brand and the technique to update this GPS on a Audi S5 is to go to the car dealership who will handle it, for a 50 euros in most instances.

Updating the GPS of Audi S5 by SD or USB

This type of GPS is most basic on cars that are about ten years old. Most of the manufacturers have called upon the company “HERE navigation” and you will have to go to their site to download the map update of your GPS, then transfer it to a USB key or SD card depending on the connectors available on your model and do the update immediately through the menu of your integrated GPS.

Automatic GPS update

Most recent Audi S5’s with Android Auto or Apple CarPlay will update automatically, so there is no need for you to make any updates. You can continue to use your GPS with comfort knowing that the map and speed limits are up to date.

If you have any further questions about the Audi S5, do not hesitate to consult our Audi S5 category.