Phamile wrote:More frequent SW updates that add more owner/driver friendly features long after the sale/warranty-period.
We bought a 2014 i3 with every hardware option hoping that, like Tesla, BMW would implement new uses for this hardware via software updates. In 4 years, I can't recall a single new feature than BMW has implemented via a software update.
Because the i3's software seems to be a collection of software implemented by different vendors of the computer modules used in the i3, the software update process seems too fraught with difficulties to allow it to occur wirelessly. BMW and other traditional auto manufacturers are way behind Tesla in the software area and don't seem likely to catch up soon.
Phamile wrote:For example, the rear view camera only active when the gears are in reverse; the option of having the rear view camera display on demand, it helps with driving or lane changing or moving in/out of tight spots.
This might be possible by making coding changes. If so, it should not require coding changes.
Phamile wrote:Tesla has a large screen that i3 does not. How about allow the i3 to connect to a tablet /i-Pad via BT and an BMW EV App for the tablet. Who wouldn't want that?
I wouldn't want that myself. Using iDrive while driving is already too distracting, so dealing with a large touchscreen while driving would be unsafe until autonomous driving capabilities are much improved.
Phamile wrote:My guess, for a few lines of code; it seems inexpensive, will BMW do it?
This just isn't in BMW's DNA. Maybe BMW's culture will gradually evolve to become more like Tesla's, but I'm not seeing much to suggest that this is happening yet.