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Author Topic: Subscription-based features are taking over the automotive industry  (Read 490 times)

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Offline yvesjv

 

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Hasn't in higher end cars. The wifes X5 and prior versions have all been subsciption models to increase software and features access.
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Offline ajm

Hi all,

Fingers crossed it will fail...
https://www.thedrive.com/news/43329/toyota-made-its-key-fob-remote-start-into-a-subscription-service
What BS. who needs remote start anyway. Another reason not to buy Toyota!

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Offline ranmar850

Lots of blowback on this one, Toyota is "re-considering.."
 
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This has been going on for years but in a slightly different way.

My 2014 LST D-Max has a GPS in the Clarion head unit. I got one free update which I used in 2015 but still the maps were a year old. :BangHead:

Now I just use my phone or tablet.  :dontknow:
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