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      03-24-2007, 09:41 AM   #44
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Drives: E70 X5 35d
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Location: Longmont, CO

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It would be nice if the automakers would make it possible for us to update the cars without having to visit the dealer. There shouldn't be any technical reason for not allowing this, although there may be liability issues in countries such as the USA where people are nutty about such things. With high-speed internet access, WiFi, and Bluetooth, these cars should always be checking for updates on their own, asking the owner/driver to approve the update, going into "no drive" mode while the update takes place, and so on. I'd bet that a lot of people would prefer this, especially people like me who hate having to go to the dealer for anything! (My dealer is great, BTW, I just don't think I should ever have to go there unless it's for maintenance or problems.)