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n 2009, DH bought a 2006 Porsche with a dashboard navigation system. Dealer said Porsche issues updates every 3 years. Well, 3 years outdated isn't so bad, so DH didn't update. In 2012, as a birthday present, I had the dealer install "the latest upgrade."
Which turned out to be the 2009 upgrade. That was the last year they created an upgrade. So, now it's over 10 years out of date.


Another reason why many of the traditional car companies are going to lose out as cars become more like computers (besides the EV transition).
Tesla (with all their pros and cons) has the OTA (over the air) update model right.
Once or twice a month you get a notification that an update is available that you can install when you want to. It typically takes 20-30 minutes.

The fact that Porsche can't do better than every 3 years for their GPS maps is telling.
Either they don't think it is important or it would be too much hassle for the dealership model.

Mike
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