Feb 14, 2013
>rather than having to replace the whole front end costs of today to just update maps< If you're buying a car where you have to replace the whole front end to update the maps, you're buying the wrong brand of car. Most cars that I have seen can be updated by the owner buying a disc or a chip of new maps.
>can't get a new car every time there is a software upgrade available. Like a new smart phone.< My vehicle has user-upgradeable software in the telematics system, and my smart phone has user-upgradeable software. The smart phone has updates automatically pushed to it by the manufacturer, in fact mine upgraded yesterday.