You know how when you update your phone… there’s a pretty concerning chance it might totally sh¡t the bed? Well yeah spoiler alert: The same thing happens to these modern cars that can be updated over the air or have dealer-installed software updates. The Hyundai Ioniq 5 has been getting a dealer-installed software update that’s essentially made Eco Mode dangerously slow for drivers. It’s a dumb issue to have in a good-looking car.
I don’t know who needs to hear this… (wait, yeah I do, practically everyone…) But not everything needs to be an electronic device. There’s a whole world out there. And in that world, electronic devices tend to be fragile. And they tend to become obsolete quickly.
You know how they sell all that cheap Chinese crap on Amazon…
And it’s all like… the same junk with different names stamped on it? Yeah well the automotive industry is moving that way in a hurry. The main difference being: On Amazon, it’s cheap. Whereas in the car market, it’s quickly becoming more like a monthly house note. Personally, I would recommend staying away from this stuff unless you’re 1) a very patient techy person, and/or 2) you have know idea how to turn a wrench.
Me? I don’t want glitches being uploaded to my vehicle.
History shows, I’m perfectly capable of breaking my car all on my own, thanks. Lol but at least when I break it… I have a fighting chance of tracing down the problem & fixing it. Because my malfunctions are mechanical, and not written in code. Anyway that’s just my 2¢. I know they’re marketing this stuff hard & telling us what the future is. Just like they’re telling us what ‘green’ is. And of course it all involves consumers buying new, expensive things. I’m just trying to give you the reality side of it.