Will you have to pay the increased price? IF she turns up
I will say this one more time, even though it is futile because nobody will care and will instead hammer their keyboards to insert as many as they possibly can type into their posts.
IRIS is software. Despite the thorough testing, when it is introduced to real world users, we will all find bugs in the first version. I can guarantee it. There is no software system on Earth that is bug-free from the start. What is important is that the underlying design is sound and that they can replicate and correct bugs in a timely manner with updates. After waiting so long for IRIS, this undoubtedly will not be good enough and most owners will as much as they can type.
Remember, this is yet another innovation from McLaren, just as the MonoCell and ProActive Chassis Control are innovations. They could have just plopped in the same crap GPS unit that Ferrari uses, but they are attempting to do something different and hopefully better. Is innovation required for this part of the car, well everybody's opinion will differ on that. I happen to think yes, but I am also prepared to live through the early niggles when the real world usage uncovers bugs that even the most comprehensive testing cannot possibly discover.
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If I were the type to change cars every twelve months, I would have never gone near a brand new car from a brand new car company. Seriously. Never ever.One final comment, if I were the type to change cars say every twelve months ( which I'm not but many do) then I'd have paid about 5k GBP (I forget the exact price, forgive me if this is slightly off) for something I would never have seen/ owned. Acceptable?
My understanding is that software updates will be as you described, but firmware (fuel map, ignition map, etc) will have to be done at the dealership. I'm betting this is because if you screw something up mid-update, you're car is bricked, basically.I won't mind an Iris that requires updates once in a while (when real world issues undoubtedly arise.) What I WILL mind will be having to go to the dealership to get them installed. Many of us here in the US live a considerable distance from the nearest dealer, and visits there are more than just a nuisance. I've heard that one of Iris' alleged features will be that it will connect to my home wifi to download updates. Hopefully this is true and not part of the mythology (Greek tragedy?).
True,iris updates will be done by bluetooth.My understanding is that software updates will be as you described, but firmware (fuel map, ignition map, etc) will have to be done at the dealership. I'm betting this is because if you screw something up mid-update, you're car is bricked, basically.
BruceI did order Iris and did not pay for her (the loose woman). I am told it will be supplied in October 2013 but was told November 2011, march 2012, May 2012, July 2012 so who knows or I am bound to say cares anymore. Great car but some very disappointing parts of ownership. (sorry 6th)