Mercedes Can Now Update Car Software Remotely

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    MatthewVD writes “Our cars run millions of lines of code that need constant and, often, critical updates. Jim Motavalli writes that Mercedes-Benz’s new mbrace2 ‘cloud infotainment system’ has a secret capability: it can update software automatically and wirelessly. In a process called ‘reflashing,’ the Mercedes system turns on the car operating system (CU), downloads the new application, then cuts itself off. With companies like Fisker paying dearly for constant recalls for software problems, automakers will likely rush to embrace this technology. No more USBs in the dashboard!”


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