Newer cars can handle over-the-air software updates. That’s a cooler way of saying that your vehicle can connect to a Wi-Fi or cellular network and download stuff. But lines of code written by humans aren’t always reliable. Fortunately, there are safety measures set in place. Here’s one – you can’t update your smart car if it’s parked uphill.

Buying a new or slightly used BMW soon? Don’t forget to park it on level ground when the time for a software update comes. Given that today’s vehicles are slowly turning into computers on wheels, you will experience at least one major over-the-air change to your vehicle’s operating system and general settings. Also, don't forget about the temperature!

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BMW Won't Allow EV Over The Air Updates To Be Applied When Parked On A Hill Or Cold Weather

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