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Old 2nd June 2008, 15:44   #1
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New iDrive Features Coming

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"Horn Effects Select synthesized horn sounds from a list. Select horn response mode, e.g., pushing the horn switch and holding it in sounds the warning horn sound as normal; one quick tap sounds a different horn sound (ĒfriendlyĒ light-is-green horn); two quick taps sounds a brief personalized ďtuneĒ, e.g., driverís signature ďIím homeĒ tune. "

In addition to the "friendly" horn, the two horn sounds they don't mention are the "get f'in going" train horn and the cruising the neighborhood la cucaracha horn.
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In addition to the "friendly" horn, the two horn sounds they don't mention are the "get f'in going" train horn and the cruising the neighborhood la cucaracha horn.
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Sounds like there are some useful features that are going to be added. Lots of stuff probably will never be used though. But time shifting radio would be cool and the ability to remote activate A/C would be welcome in Houston.
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But time shifting radio would be cool and the ability to remote activate A/C would be welcome in Houston.
Welcome in Las Vegas too!

Unfortunately probably have to buy a new car to get any of it Would be cool is they could upgrade/retrofit it but highly doubt that will happen.
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I love that I can program multiple things via I Drive, and that each key can be programmed separately. My wife's Merc GL SUV doesn't recognize even different seat settings between different keys, let alone heat/radio/etc... preferences. Annoying. The I Drive is not too complicated, and I'm tired of the car magazines saying otherwise. Now if we can just get a better Nav interface...
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Are these going to be software updates possibly available for our cars, or is this new hardware for new upcoming BMWs?
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Are these going to be software updates possibly available for our cars, or is this new hardware for new upcoming BMWs?
There will be no retrofits.
The revised iDrive controller surrounded by buttons is a visible hardware change, but there are many other changes.
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