BMW electronics “go crazy” in South KoreaNovember 6, 2020
Bavarian model drivers complain about operating system crashes
On social media, reports began to surface that when driving through the South Korean province of Gangwon, BMW vehicles equipped with the iDrive 7.0 onboard operating system were experiencing electronic problems. In particular, the navigation system fails in cars.
Electronics troubles begin as BMW vehicles approach Gangwon-do in South Korea. According to the owners of the Bavarian models, the software of the cars starts to behave strangely. In addition to the failure of the iDrive 7.0 operating system, the navigation system in cars gets lost, and Apple CarPlay technology fails and some driver assistants are disabled.
According to experts, failures in electronics can be caused by the failure of the on-board modem, which for some unknown reason cannot cope with the traffic flow in Gangwon province. High load on the modem leads to inability to process data, and therefore many systems fail.
BMW representatives said they had previously released software to fix the errors. However, South Korean owners of Bavarian models who have installed the update say the upgrade only made matters worse. At the same time, a BMW owner in the United States experienced similar operating system crash problems. According to him, he handed the car over to a service center, but the problem has not yet been resolved.
At the end of August, Tesla owners from different countries complained about a strange glitch in the brand’s official app. Due to an error, other people’s electric cars began to appear in it – sometimes several at once.
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