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Thus the car maps become out of date over time if not "upgraded."

Yep, and updates are not always available.
In 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 Well, 3 years outdated isn't so bad, so DH didn't update.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 So, now it's over 10 years out of date.

Still comes in handy sometimes on back roads, when our phones don't get a signal.
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