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      06-11-2009, 03:55 AM   #1
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      06-11-2009, 08:44 AM   #2
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thank **** for that! looks like at long last they have been listening and brought their system out of the betamax days. I expect the cost will go up as well...........'we have improved it and somebody has to pay for it '
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Hope it can understand the Scottish/Irish accents?
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      06-11-2009, 05:56 PM   #6
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Hope it can understand the Scottish/Irish accents?
So which accent do you have? The BMW woman in my car who asks me the phone number I am after sometimes struggles to understand me and I don't have an accent
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Now if they could only bring back the hourly chime and stopwatch functions, among others.

The car is so full of instrumentation and computerization it should be very simple for the iDrive software to be written with numerous different displays. What I'd like to see on the iDrive would be a menu to choose different telemetry points and display them in a user selectable format on the screen and not limit it to what BMW "thinks" the driver would want. For example, let me see the voltage or current draws of different components; oil or water temperatures; vacuum boost; turbo boost (as appropriate); exhaust temperature; catalytic temperatures; brake temperatures even (might require a new sensor). Allow the user to select what he/she wants to see and present it as values, gauges or bar graphs on the screen. Let us see what the computer is seeing (actual speed maybe?).
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...and I don't have an accent
So you think. Compared to me you do. Or are you right and it is me with the accent? Nah, I don't have an accent.
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Thing that caught my eye there was the story further down the page of a MKI Golf Gti that's 'Faster than a Veyron'. 700bhp from a 1.8 0-60 2.3s
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