BMW downloading updates Radio Review


An update on your car has usually meant trading in the old and buying a new one.  But with modern technology, an update might be just a few mouse clicks away.

There used to be a time when a “vehicle upgrade” was all about hardware that is on a new car: better performance; a new look and some more physical comfort.

But BMW Australia is offering owners online upgrades that can be downloaded and installed without the vehicle leaving the driveway.

Available on some and soon to be available on others two examples: High Beam Assistant which prevents glaring from your headlights for other drivers.

Drive Recorder saves video of your trip or automatically captures the previous 20 leading up to an accident.

With this trend I hope that car companies don’t play around with family controls for the sake of looking different.

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David’s boyhood passion for motor cars did not immediately lead to a professional role in the motor industry. A qualified Civil Engineer he specialised in traffic engineering and transport planning. What followed were various positions including being seconded to a government think-tank for the planning of transport firstly in Sydney and then for the whole of NSW. After working with the NRMA and as a consultant he moved to being an independent writer and commentator on the broader areas of transport and the more specific areas of the cars we drive. His half hour motoring program “Overdrive” has been described as an “informed, humorous and irreverent look at motoring and transport from Australia and overseas”. It is heard on 22 stations across Australia. He does weekly interviews with several ABC radio stations and is also heard on commercial radio in Sydney. David has written for metropolitan and regional newspapers and has presented regular segments on metropolitan and regional television stations. David is also a contributor for AnyAuto